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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Path to Math: Geometric Thinking for Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El camino a la matemática. El pensamiento geométrico para niños pequeños
Polish Version: Droga do matematyki: Dzieci uczą się pojęć geometrycznych
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom 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.
9.B. Demonstrate an understanding of location and ordinal position, using appropriate vocabulary.
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.B.ECb. Use appropriate vocabulary for identifying location and ordinal position.