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Blocks

Blocks

This is an activity in which children could learn the concept of size through vision and...
Grow Your Brain

Grow Your Brain

Jena Simms | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In every failure is a lesson. Einstein said failure is success in progress. That’s how you grow your brain! Read transcript Did you have trouble finding the shape that you wanted to make? How did that...
Activities for Teaching Basic Shapes

Activities for Teaching Basic Shapes

Sumita Ghosh | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas After the teacher discusses the number of sides and corners each shape has, the students do different activities involving circles, squares, and triangles. They can trace the shapes, cut them out of paper, and...
Learning Basic Shapes with the Hokey Pokey

Learning Basic Shapes with the Hokey Pokey

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas Each student has four basic shapes cut out of paper: rectangle, square, triangle, circle. The teacher picks one of the shapes and sings a song. Students have to recognize and pick up that shape and then join in the...
Teaching Patterns using Natural Materials

Teaching Patterns using Natural Materials

Blake Burbach | Discovery Place Preschool | Wichita, Kansas The teacher explains “AB” and “ABC” patterns. She creates examples of the patterns using natural materials and then has the students make their own patterns. Read Transcript Patterns...
Teaching Shapes with Paper Cutouts

Teaching Shapes with Paper Cutouts

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teacher introduces four basic shapes: rectangle, square, triangle, and circle. She uses paper cutouts to show and describe each shape. Then she asks students to find the shape somewhere in the...
Building Shapes with Paper and Sticks

Building Shapes with Paper and Sticks

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas After the teacher has introduced basic shapes to her students, she has them build each shape out of construction paper or sticks. Read Transcript Hi, today I’m going to talk about one way that I teach shapes to...
Mathematical Development in Young Children – Geometry

Mathematical Development in Young Children – Geometry

This video describes children’s experience with shapes in their environment and their ability to recognize, name and describe a shape’s attributes. This video is part of a series describing children’s early mathematical development and showing how professionals...