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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Discover Shapes in Many Places
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Descubramos formas y figuras en muchos lugares
Polish Version: Odkrywaj kształty w wielu miejscach
Chinese Version: 在各处探索形状
Korean Version: 여러 장소의 형태 알기
Arabic Version: اكتشفوا الأشكال في عدة أماكن
French Version: Les formes se cachent partout
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Family Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
Learning Standards: 9.A. Recognize, name, and match common shapes.
Benchmarks: 9.A.ECa. Recognize and name common two- and three-dimensional shapes and describe some of their attributes (e.g., number of sides, straight or curved lines).
9.A.ECb. Sort collections of two- and three-dimensional shapes by type (e.g., triangles, rectangles, circles, cubes, spheres, pyramids).
9.A.ECc. Identify and name some of the faces (flat sides) of common three-dimensional shapes using two-dimensional shape names.
9.A.ECd. Combine two-dimensional shapes to create new shapes.
9.A.ECe. Think about/imagine how altering the spatial orientation of a shape will change how it looks (e.g., turning it upside down).