Series: Focus on the Child

Recognizing Shapes with Child 13

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A child describes examples (and non-examples) of common 2-D shapes.

Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.

Why is this important?

To know what a shape is, you must also know what it is not!

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Big Idea

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

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Common Core Alignment

Geometry More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR016 ①

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