Geometry is such a fun topic to practice in 1st Grade! There are so many hands-on ways to work with shapes and fractions. Furthermore, many students learn to love math through basic geometry. Therefore, I am SUPER excited to share Unit 5 of the First Grade Math Made Fun with you! I think your student are going to love it, too!
In this Geometry Unit, students will learn the following grade level standards:
*Distinguish between defining attributes versus non-defining attributes of a shape
*Build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes
*Compose two-dimensional shapes or three-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape
*Compose new shapes from the composite shapes
*Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares
*Describe shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
FIRST GRADE MATH MADE FUN CURRICULUM
Check out the other First Grade Math Units in action:
Unit 1: Numbers up to 120
Unit 2: Addition
Unit 3: Subtraction
Unit 4: Place Value
Unit 5: Geometry
Unit 6: Measurement
Unit 7: Money
Unit 8: Telling Time
Unit 9: Graphs and Data
ALL 9 UNITS INCLUDED!
LET’S LOOK AT THE MATH CENTERS FOR UNIT 5 IN ACTION…
CENTER NUMBER 1: BUILDING 2D SHAPES
Build 2D shapes using popsicles and play dough, or marshmallows and toothpicks.
CENTER NUMBER 2: BUILDING 3D SHAPES
Build shapes using popsicles and play dough, or marshmallows and toothpicks.
CENTER NUMBER 3: COMPOSING HEXAGONS
Fill in the hexagons with different shapes. See how many different ways you can make a hexagon.
CENTER NUMBER 4: SHAPES- TRUE OR FALSE
Look at the shape. Read the statement and decide if it is true or false.
CENTER NUMBER 5: SHAPE PUZZLES
Complete the shape puzzles by matching the picture, name and facts.
CENTER NUMBER 6: BUILDING 2D AND 3D SHAPES
Use the materials to build the shape. Record the name and decide if it is a 2-D or a 3-D shape.
CENTER NUMBER 7: FIND THE SHAPE
Read the question and find the shape that matches.
CENTER NUMBER 8: COMPOSING SHAPES
Read the task card and make a new shape using the shapes listed.
CENTER NUMBER 9: IDENTIFYING 3D SHAPES
On the recording sheet, mark the names of the shapes that make up each picture.
CENTER NUMBER 10: TASTY SHAPE PIZZA and HONEY HIVE
Spin the spinner. Use pattern blocks to cover the pizza or the hive. Keep spinning and playing until the pizza or hive is filled.
CENTER NUMBER 11: PLACE THE PATTERN BLOCKS WITH LINES
Use the correct pattern blocks to fill the picture.
CENTER NUMBER 12: PLACE THE PATTERN BLOCKS WITH NUMBERS OF SHAPES
Use the same number of pattern blocks given at the bottom of the page to fill the picture.
CENTER NUMBER 13: PLACE THE PATTERN BLOCKS WITHOUT LINES OR NUMBERS OF SHAPES
Use any pattern blocks that will fit to fill the picture.
CENTER NUMBER 14: WHICH SHAPE AM I?
Read the clues and find the shape that matches. Record the name of the shape on the recording sheet.
CENTER NUMBER 15: COMPOSING NEW SHAPES
Read the task card. Color the new shapes that you have made on the recording sheet.
CENTER NUMBER 16: SHAPES- 2D OR 3D?
Look at the shape and decide if it is 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional. Record your answers on the recording sheet.
CENTER NUMBER 17: 3D SHAPES- SPIN AND COVER
Spin the spinner. Cover a 3D shape to match your spin.
CENTER NUMBER 18: DRAW AND COLOR A FRACTION
Read the task card. Draw the shape and color the fraction on the recording sheet.
CENTER NUMBER 19: FRACTIONS- MAKE A MATCH
Match a fraction with the picture.
CENTER NUMBER 20: PARTS OF A FRACTION
Read the question. Write the fraction on the recording sheet.
CENTER NUMBER 21: PIZZA FRACTIONS
Spin the spinner. Cover a pizza fraction that matches your spin.
CENTER NUMBER 22: FRACTIONS- TRUE OR FALSE?
THERE ARE 48 NO PREP PRACTICE PAGES INCLUDED IN UNIT 5
For each page, there is a grade level standard attached so you know EXACTLY what you are covering! You can feel confident that ALL the standards for First Grade are being covered!
HOW DO I ORGANIZE THE UNITS?
I chose to store the math centers in Sterilite bins, because they don’t take up too much space. It is a tight fit, but I find that they work nicely for me. However, if you choose, you could store the centers in a larger container as well. Within the bin, each math center is stored in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.
You can purchase Unit 5 individually HERE or
Check out the Kindergarten Bundle HERE