Recognizing and Drawing Shapes
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
- Quick Recognizing Shapes
Guide- A nice little description of all the major shapes for
Grade 2 students.
- Step-by-step Lesson- Use the
process of elimination to name the shape.
- Guided Lesson -
We try to name two shapes and start the conversation about the number
of sides a figure has.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- The shape guide above should come in handy with this one. Students
start to think in three dimensions.
- Practice Worksheet -
Name all the figures that we throw at you.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the names to the shapes.
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?
The first two sheets are all about counting sides, I find students have the most difficulty with that. The last sheet defines shapes.