This is a closer look into unit 5 Geometry and Fractions. I love teaching these concepts because students that do not excel at crunching numbers, realize that there’s so much more to math! I love to see students enjoy learning to love math through the basics of geometry!
Each of the 20 lessons in this unit contains detailed lesson plans including an essential question, lesson objective, whole group lesson, lesson discussion questions, materials list, (complete with materials) and small group lesson with differentiation. I have included many different standards aligned activities, games, and exercises to take all the guess work out of your lesson planning!
Unit 5 covers three main topics:
Plane Shapes (2D shapes)
Solid Figures (3D shapes)
Partitioning Shapes (fractions)
For each of the three main topics, I will share some example activities. Some of them are for whole group lessons and some of them are for small group.
Pocket Chart Cards for Introducing Shapes
Small group games to familiarize students with plane shape names
Exploration of how shapes work together to form new shapes as well as how they do not fit together
Numerous ways to engage your students and get them using geometric language as they apply what they are learning!
The next topic covered in unit 5 is Solid Figures or 3D shapes.
Here are some examples of lessons and materials you will find on this topic.
If you don’t have access to your own mini-3D shapes, you can find some here on amazon (affl) It helps students tremendously to be hands-on with the 3D shapes just like they are with the 2D shapes.
The third topic in this unit is partitioning shapes or beginning understanding of fractions.
Here are some examples of whole group and small group activities included in this unit.
Small group lesson in which students create their own fractions and use their math talk. 1 out of 4 frogs hopped off the log.
If you are looking for some fun small frogs, you can find them here on amazon
Students make many different fraction fables using your mini-erasers or small manipulatives.
Some examples are shells, bees, butterflies, and insects
We all love real life math, and partitioning shapes lends itself to food beautifully!
Students partition cookies fairly for the number of friends that they are given.
Finally, to wrap of each unit, there is an assessment on the standards covered!
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Thank you so much for this post! I have your original 2D/3D unit and love the additions of Guided math and stations! One question: where did you find the white caddy for the pattern blocks! It speaks to my organizational heart!
It was a total score at the target dollar spot!
Oh, it was! Thanks!