Found Shapes and Skitch

Finding shapes in the real world

Objective: CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals).

Learning Activities:

Step One Create a presentation of found shapes.

Have students use the cameras in the ipad
Find numerous shapes in the classroom or school.
Label the shapes

Highlight number of sides
Highlight the number of equal sides.
Highlight the number of opposite sides.
Highlight the number of equal angles.
Highlight number of different angles.

Have students create a slide show using ShowMe or Educreations.

Step Two Create a concept map of shared attributes