Lesson 13

Describe Solid Shapes Around Us

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to notice and describe the locations of solid shapes in their environment.

Lesson Narrative

Throughout this lesson, students have opportunities to make connections between objects in their environment and solid shapes, such as considering that a block and a tissue box both look like the same solid shape.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Recognize, name, describe, and build solid shapes in the environment.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find solid shapes.

Required Materials

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Build Shapes, Stages 1-3
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1-4
    • Counting Collections, Stage 1
    • Match Mine, Stage 1
    • Shake and Spill, Stages 1-4

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Think about a recent time from class when your students were confused. What did you do to support them in reasoning about their confusion together as a community of learners?

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