What's in a Shape?


  • Aug 11 2010 8:46 PM

    Robert Preston

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team. This activity could be extended to cover more advanced standards in the upper grades.

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The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to explore characteristics of shapes by making and using tangram sets. Students discover how the tangram pieces are related to one another and determine how many different combinations of the triangles, squares, and parallelograms can make a given shape.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Mathematics