Series: Focus on the Lesson

# Feel for Shapes

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In this geometry activity for pre-k and kindergarten, students distinguish shapes using touch rather than sight.

## Why is this important?

Children need to go beyond the use of superficial shape labels to recognizing and specifying the defining attributes of shapes.  As children sort and classify shapes with knowledgeable others, they become aware of rules about shapes, such as that a triangle has three sides and three angles.

### Big Idea

Shapes can be defined and classified according to their attributes. More

### Common Core Alignment

Geometry More

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR080 ①

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## What do you think?

#### Maria A. Brannon Jimerson

August 6, 2017 at 8:19pm

This video helps when planning curriculum and projects for preschool geometry yet continuing the concept of Math games for the young students.

#### Veronica Aguilar

January 19, 2018 at 7:05am

It is important for children to explore different shapes so they can classify them by shape.

#### April

March 5, 2018 at 6:40pm

the teacher let the children explore and explain the shapes