Using Shapes and Measures to Describe Objects
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Modeling Geometry - HSG-MG.A.1
How to Use Shapes and Measures to Describe Objects - Shapes are all around us. We can see shapes in all objects, and there are uncountable shapes. These geometric objects are quite fun to play and learn with! One such activity is to learn how to measures and shapes to describe objects. But how? Let's take a look at it! Take an example; let's say you need to draw a tree trunk. Using geometric techniques and shapes, drawing and describing it gets easier. Just draw a cylinder! And the cylinder will look similar to the tree trunk. Here's another one; for drawing a stop sign, the geometric shape you can use is an octagon. Now, tell us how you can describe a traffic light? Yes, you are right! It has a rectangle and three circles!
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Birdy Shapes Step-by-step Lesson - Name all the shapes you see in this bird.
- Guided Lesson - More scenes for you to breakdown the types of shapes you see.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I outlined these with color. I might add an arrow later in the month to see it clearer.
- Practice Worksheet - Breakdown the images and name all the shapes that you see.
- Matching Worksheet - You might need to print this one at a higher quality.
This is actually applied geometry that you will even find at the college level.
- Homework 1 - This butterfly has total 2 circles and 4 ovals 5 rectangles 2 on body and 2 circles on front and 4 ovals on wings, 5 rectangles on back.
- Homework 2 - This toy train has 3 circles, 5 rectangles and 1 triangle.
- Homework 3 - We see 4 rectangles and 4 circles in this bus, but when roughly measured, all the sides are not equal.
You might need to stare at these images for a while.
Math Skill Quizzes
Applied mechanics students wrote in and said that they can see over 200 shapes in each image? I'm still waiting for their explanation on that one.