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Ch 4: Basic Geometry for Kids Lesson Plans

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Teachers who need to plan and teach basic geometry lessons for elementary students can find everything they need with this collection of teacher resources. You can plan your geometry at any time and use our kid-friendly lesson supplements and quizzes in your classroom.

Basic Geometry for Kids Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Check out this supplemental teacher resource to plan and implement kids geometry lessons. Inside the chapter, you'll find lesson plan outlines to help you design lessons about basic geometry concepts, including:

  • Tangrams
  • Two-dimensional shapes
  • Area and perimeter
  • Geometric shapes
  • Trapezoids
  • Parallelograms
  • Polyhedrons
  • Circles

The chapter also includes short lessons that you can incorporate into your instruction, as well as practice quizzes that you can assign in class or as homework.

How It Helps

  • Vocabulary words: Defines basic geometry vocabulary and illustrates their functions in a way that young kids can understand
  • Learning objectives: Lesson plans contain essential information related to elementary-level geometry
  • Additional resources: Includes plenty of quizzes to help students solidify their understanding of basic geometry and practice applying what they learn

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning basic geometry lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific basic geometry topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your basic geometry class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related basic geometry lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important basic geometry concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant basic geometry activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

44 Lessons in Chapter 4: Basic Geometry for Kids Lesson Plans
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Tangrams Lesson Plan

1. Tangrams Lesson Plan

Using tangrams is a smart way to teach and reinforce spatial awareness. This lesson plan outlines the history and usage. Apply concepts to actual tangram shapes as students build and construct their own design.

Tangrams: Lesson for Kids

2. Tangrams: Lesson for Kids

Learn about tangrams, puzzles made of seven shapes that can form a variety of designs. Explore the history of tangrams, the shapes of their pieces, and how tangrams work. Finally, discover why tangrams are used to sharpen spatial awareness.

Learning Shapes Activities for Kids

3. Learning Shapes Activities for Kids

Shapes are a foundational aspect of geometry. These activities are designed to make learning about shapes fun using movement and multi-sensory materials.

2-D Shapes Lesson Plan

4. 2-D Shapes Lesson Plan

Is it 2-D or 3-D? What's the difference? A text lesson presents the facts while an in-class activity gives students a chance for hands-on learning. Suggestions for related lessons and additional activities are included for further study.

2-D Shapes: Lesson for Kids

5. 2-D Shapes: Lesson for Kids

What do rectangles, triangles and circles have in common? They're two-dimensional shapes! In this lesson, you'll learn what 2D shapes are and how to identify them.

Area & Perimeter Lesson Plan

6. Area & Perimeter Lesson Plan

Can your students calculate perimeter and area? Two video lessons provide formulas for doing so and an in-class activity gives students a chance to shine. Optional related lessons and extensions are included for future instruction.

What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

7. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

Perimeter is a measurement used to determine the distance of a path around the outer edge of a two-dimensional object. Discover the formula to calculate perimeter for various shapes and consider the usefulness of these equations through examples.

What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

8. What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, area is defined as the amount of space taken up by a two-dimensional figure. Learn about the definition of area and how to use a formula to calculate the area of uncommon shapes.

Geometric Shapes Lesson Plan

9. Geometric Shapes Lesson Plan

This lesson plan contains activities, a quiz, and discussion points that will help your students learn more about various geometric shapes and their properties.

Geometric Shapes: Lesson for Kids

10. Geometric Shapes: Lesson for Kids

You already know simple shapes like squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles. Did you know that all but one of those shapes is a polygon? If you want to know more about other shapes, you've come to the right place!

Trapezoid Lesson Plan

11. Trapezoid Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the trapezoid. Launch learning with a video lesson that provides basic vocabulary, definitions and properties of a trapezoid before having students apply concepts to a game.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

12. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

A trapezoid is a four-sided shape with exactly one pair of parallel sides. Learn about the definition and properties of trapezoids, explore relevant terms related to trapezoids, and discover different kinds of special trapezoids.

Parallelogram Lesson Plan

13. Parallelogram Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce parallelograms to your students. Students will read or listen to a text lesson, identify shapes as parallelograms (or not), and draw their own parallelograms.

Parallelogram Lesson for Kids

14. Parallelogram Lesson for Kids

Learn about parallelograms, a unique type of four-sided shape. Discover the properties of parallelograms and what other four-sided shapes are considered parallelograms. Finally, explore what shapes are not parallelograms.

Polyhedron Lesson Plan

15. Polyhedron Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce polyhedrons to students. Students will watch two video lessons, identify objects in the classrooms as polyhedrons, and create a 3D polyhedron in a hands-on activity.

What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

16. What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

Three-dimensional solid shapes with only flat faces are known as polyhedrons. Identify the characteristics of polyhedrons by using several examples to recognize real-life objects that appear as polyhedrons.

Types of Polyhedrons

17. Types of Polyhedrons

A polyhedron is simply any three-dimensional solid object composed of flat faces. See real-world examples of different types of polyhedrons through platonic solids, prisms, and pyramids.

Circle Lesson Plan

18. Circle Lesson Plan

Teach your students what a circle is with this lesson. A fun song and simple instruction are included in the text lesson, as well as a fun activity and real-life applications.

Circle Definition: Lesson for Kids

19. Circle Definition: Lesson for Kids

Discover the definition of a circle and some interesting properties of this two-dimensional shape. Learn about its dimensions, center point, and curve. Finally, explore real-world examples of circles with a fun scavenger hunt.

Area of Parallelograms Activities & Games

20. Area of Parallelograms Activities & Games

Learning to find the area of a parallelogram is an important part of understanding geometry. This lesson helps you keep learning fun by providing activities and games that will allow your students to practice this skill.

Area of a Kite Activities

21. Area of a Kite Activities

Learning the ways to find the area of a kite can be an important part of geometry. This lesson offers some activities that make that geometric task fun, meaningful, and accessible for all of your learners.

Types of Triangles Lesson Plan

22. Types of Triangles Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, students get acquainted with the basic properties and types of triangles and practice identifying triangle types using triangle blocks before identifying them in the real world.

Types of Triangles: Lesson for Kids

23. Types of Triangles: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the three different types of triangles, which are scalene, isosceles, and equilateral. We will discuss how to identify each type of triangle.

Measuring Angles with a Protractor Lesson Plan

24. Measuring Angles with a Protractor Lesson Plan

Do you need to teach your students how to measure angles with a protractor? In this lesson plan, you will find ways to teach students how to successfully measure angles with a protractor.

How to Measure Angles with a Protractor

25. How to Measure Angles with a Protractor

A protractor is a measuring tool for angles and can also be used to draw angles. Learn about vocabulary related to angles and protractors, the different types of angles, and understand how to measure and draw angles.

Tessellations Lesson Plan for Elementary School

26. Tessellations Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Tessellations are fascinating forms of mathematical art. In this lesson, students will define what a tessellation is, learn about an artist famous for his tessellations, view examples in the real world, and create their own tessellation pattern.

Tessellations: Lesson for Kids

27. Tessellations: Lesson for Kids

Explore the fascinating world of tessellations! In this lesson, you'll discover the artist that created complex tessellations, and learn how these geometric patterns are created and how to try one yourself.

Line of Symmetry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

28. Line of Symmetry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Lines of symmetry are everywhere, and students will enjoy looking for real-world examples in this lesson. They will create works of art that reinforce the concept of symmetry and learn that some shapes can have more than one line of symmetry.

What is a Line of Symmetry? - Lesson for Kids

29. What is a Line of Symmetry? - Lesson for Kids

Take a look in the mirror. Does one side of your face look the same as the other side? There may be slight differences, but your face is symmetrical. In this lesson, you are going to learn about lines of symmetry.

Polygon Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Polygon Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Students enjoy learning about shapes and how they are constructed. In this lesson, students will identify real-world polygons and diagonals. Students will use math tools to draw different examples of polygons, and classify them based on attributes.

Circumference Lesson Plan for Elementary School

31. Circumference Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Introduce the concept of circumference to your students with the help of this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains what circumference is and step students through the calculations with hands-on examples and fun activities.

Circle Graph Lesson Plan for Elementary School

32. Circle Graph Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Help your students learn about graphing and gain confidence in their skills with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains what a circle graph is, guide them through reading and making one, then apply understanding independently.

Circle Graphs: Lesson for Kids

33. Circle Graphs: Lesson for Kids

Circle graphs are used to compare categories. You can see what there was more or less of in just one look. You can also use circle graphs to compare parts to a whole. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Let's see how it's done.

Triangle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

34. Triangle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the different types of triangles. Students will read a text lesson that uses images and words to describe and define three types of triangles, then do a hands-on activity to practice concepts.

Types of Angles Lesson Plan for Elementary School

35. Types of Angles Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, students will learn the definitions of types of angles. Students will learn to model the types of angles and apply this knowledge during an angles scavenger hunt and create an illustration filled with angles.

Area of a Circle Activities

36. Area of a Circle Activities

As your students learn about how to find the area of a circle, it's important to engage them with activities that will interest them and help the material stick. This lesson contains activities that will help you do just that.

Circumference of a Circle Activities

37. Circumference of a Circle Activities

If your class is learning about geometry or circles, it's important for students to know how to calculate the circumference of a circle. Use these activities to help students understand and identify circumference.

Congruence Lesson Plan for Elementary School

38. Congruence Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this active and hands-on lesson plan to help you teach students about congruence. A text lesson guides students through key concepts using engaging manipulatives, then students apply in guided and independent games.

Congruence Lesson for Kids: Definition & Shapes

39. Congruence Lesson for Kids: Definition & Shapes

You're probably familiar with many shapes, like squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. But what makes these shapes similar or different? And how can we know if two shapes are congruent? Well, first we need to know what congruent means.

Inclined Plane Lesson Plan for Elementary School

40. Inclined Plane Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Elementary students explore the inclined plane through activities in this lesson plan. Students work collaboratively to complete three experiments that show that inclined planes make work easier.

Quadrilaterals Lesson Plan for Elementary School

41. Quadrilaterals Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Students enjoy learning about polygons, especially quadrilaterals. In this lesson, students will learn the definition of the term quadrilateral, identify examples of quadrilaterals in the real world, and create their own quadrilaterals.

Geometry Project Ideas for Elementary

42. Geometry Project Ideas for Elementary

Geometry is one of the most enjoyable areas of math for elementary students. This asset offers fun projects for your students to show all they have learned in your geometry unit.

Area & Perimeter Games & Activities

43. Area & Perimeter Games & Activities

Try these games and activities to help students learn the meaning of area and perimeter, keep track of the difference between the two, and learn all the equations they need to know.

Area of a Triangle Activities & Games

44. Area of a Triangle Activities & Games

If your class is studying geometry, having students learn how to find the area of a triangle is essential. Use these activities and games to help students identify the area of a triangle.

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