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Kindergarten Geometry

What Your Child Will Learn

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and tell positions of these objects using
terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. (K.G.1)
 
Quarter 1 and 2
 
Correctly name shapes regardless of their size or orientation. (K.G.2)
 
Quarter 2
 
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three- dimensional (“solid”). (K.G.3)
 
Quarter 3 and 4
 
Compare two- and three-dimensional shapes describing their similarities, differences,
parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) (K.G.4)
 
Quarter 3 and 4
 
Model shapes in the world by building and drawing shapes. (K.G.5)
 
Quarter 3 and 4
 
Put together simple shapes to form larger shapes. (K.G.6)
 
Quarter 3 and 4
 

Vocabulary

  • Two-Dimensional (flat): The outline of a shapesuch as a triangle, square, or rectangle
  • Three-Dimensional (solid): A shape having length, width, and height
  • Face: The flat surface of a solid figure
  • Side: Line-segments of shapes
  • Square: A four-sided shape with equal sides and corners
  • Rectangle: A four-sided shape with two sets of sides that are equal and parallel, and four right angles
  • Circle: A flat shape with no sides or corners
  • Triangle: A three-sided figure
  • Hexagon: A shape with six sides
  • Sphere: A solid shape similar to a basketball
  • Cylinder: A 3-D shape with two circular faces
  • Cube: A 3-D shape with six square
  • Cone: A 3-D shape with a curved surface and one circular face

 

Activities at Home

  • Look around your home for solid shapes. Name at least 3 solid shapes.
  • Look around your home for flat shapes. Draw at least three of the shapes.
  • Look around your home for circles. Count them and record how many you found.
  • Use bendy straw, toothpicks, or pipe cleaners to many shapes as you can. Record the names of your shapes.
  • Make a picture using 2 circles, 3 triangles, & 1 rectangle. Describe to a friend how you made it.
  • Explore Position words. Use toys to model before, after, above, below, and beside. Describe using attributes. Ex. The blue car is behind the red car.

Learning Links

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Make a Square

 
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Geometry Workspace

 
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Shape Names

 
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Shape Pictures

 
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Draw With Shapes

 
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Polygon Playground

 
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Shape Memory Game

 

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