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Analyzing and Comparing Shapes

K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6
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Kindergarten - K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6

Tips for Analyzing and Comparing Shapes: The most interesting concept that is not merely a part of mathematics, is shapes. From technical to beautiful shapes, Mathematics analyze and compare them all with a variety of tools. When kids first start to learn about shapes, it can be an overwhelming as well as confusing experience for them. For kids who are new to analyzing and comparing shapes, here are a few tips for them to do so: Verbally introduce the kids to the shapes. To make it easier for them, help them learn the corners each shape has. Ask children to identify different sizes of the same shape. For example, in the classroom they could search for rectangles, such as windows, doors, books, shelves, cabinets, computer screens, tabletops, and cubbies. Try and explain the difference to them between two- and three-dimensional shapes. The best way of making your child learn about these shapes is to dip these 2D and 3D shapes into the paint and let the children print them on a sheet of paper. This will help children in deeply analyzing and comparing many shapes together. Encourage your kids to learn beyond the classroom setting. Allow them to discover shapes outside of the classrooms. Identify shapes and then name them, if your kid's get confused, try taking pictures of the shape and ask your teacher about it. These worksheets and lessons teach students how to identify and compare common geometric shapes.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

In this lesson we are going to learn how we can compare and analyze two- and three-dimensional shapes such as circle, triangle, square, cone, rectangle, sphere, cube and cylinders. These shapes can be differentiated by real world objects based on their physical attributes. Circle - A circle is flat round and has no sides. Examples: frisbee, plate, pie or a clock Triangle - A triangle has three sides and is also flat. Examples: slice of pizza, piece of a pie Square - A square has four sides; the all have the same length and is flat. Examples: stamp on a letter, tiles on the floor, pizza bar, sticky notes Rectangle - Four sides and four vertices, 2 short sides and parallel sides are always equal. The shape is flat. Examples: television, envelope, book and table. Cube - 8 vertices, solid and has 6 faces and 6 flat surfaces. Example: present, dice or an ice cube. Cone - The cone has three vertices in total, only one flat side and solid rolls slides. Example: a basketball net, ice cream cone Cylinder - A cylinder has a total of 2 flat surfaces rolls and slides stacks. Example: a glue stick, pencil or a marker Sphere - No faces rolls, curved surface. Example: bowling ball, basketball or a globe.