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Recognizing and Drawing Shapes

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 2 Geometry - 2.G.1

How to Recognize and Draw Shapes? Do you know that there is a name for every shape in the world? Look around! You will find plenty of things around you in different shapes. There are squares, circles, spheres, rectangles, and triangles all around you. But learning shapes can be difficult at times since all these shapes look a lot like each other. But what if we tell you a secret to recognize these shapes and learn them all by heart. The best way to learn these shapes is to identify and remember their sides or corners. This will help you recognize every shape immediately. How would you identify a circle or a rectangle from other shapes? Remember that shape with no corner is a circle, and shape with three pointed corners is a triangle. Similarly, you can also draw these shapes by keeping in mind the number of corners they have. For example: To draw a triangle, make three dots. One above and two below it in a straight line. Now join these dots. You have a perfect triangle drawn within seconds. Students get introduced to geometric shapes with these worksheets. They learn to identify as well as draw these shapes.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

We work on counting sides and defining different shapes.

  • Homework 1- What is the name of this type of figure?
  • Homework 2- An oval or ovoid is any curve that looks like an egg or an ellipse.
  • Homework 3- How many sides does each figure have?

Practice Worksheets

The first two sheets are all about counting sides, I find students have the most difficulty with that. The last sheet defines shapes.

  • Practice 1- Students will work with objects with similar sides, but different names.
  • Practice 2- Some common symbols here.
  • Practice 3- What is the name of this type of figure?

Math Skill Quizzes

1 and 3- Name the shapes. 2- Count the number of sides.

  • Quiz 1- Lots to take in here.
  • Quiz 2- How many sides does each figure have?
  • Quiz 3- These might be a bit more common place to students.