Properties of Shapes

In the math unit that we just finished up, we explored properties of shapes, combined different shapes to make new shapes, and discussed what would happen if we rotate shapes.
We used our workbooks to explore our pattern blocks, making hexagons with the various blocks.

Then we explored how shapes can fit together.

Some kids were able to “see” how the shapes fit together, while others really struggled.  A little one on one help was needed in the situation below.

The work we did with shapes and their properties was not a big part of the unit, but the kids really enjoyed it and I’m sure we will revisit it during the next few months.

The unit we have recently started includes work in fractions, circle graphs, symmetry, and clocks.  Wow!  Those are some big concepts for First Graders!
Enjoy Spring Break!

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