Teaching Shapes In Math

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Teaching Shapes In Math

  1. 1. Once upon a time..• Once upon a time there was a lovely little girl named Candy. She had a happy neighbor named Cato. He was very kind. Candy loved playing with her toy box. One day, she sat playing with her square blocks from her pretty toy box.
  2. 2. • She looked at Cato who sat next to her. He was busy playing with his new shiny bike that his mother had bought him for his birthday. Candy thought something looked funny about his bike .
  3. 3. “Cato ! Your bike looks funny!” Candy said as she walked around it. “No girl. My bike is the best ever! Can’t you see that?” He boasted.“But Cato, this is not going to work. You cannot ride your bike like this.” She said still looking at his bike.
  4. 4. • “Just you watch girly!” Cato said loudly.• “No Cato! It is not going to work. I am telling you. The wheels that make the bike are supposed to be round. Like a circle Cato, like a circle.” Said Candy.
  5. 5. What is a circle?A circle is a round shape. It has no straight lines and no corners.
  6. 6. PICTURE OF A CIRCLE
  7. 7. CIRCLES
  8. 8. • Cato shrugs and jumps on his bike. Candy does not know what she is talking about he thought to himself. He put his feet on the pedals of the bike and started to pedal But nothing happened!
  9. 9. • “Why is nothing happening?” Cato said because he was very confused. He thought that his bike was not working! Candy looked at Cato and helped him off his bike.• “You see Cato. I told you that the wheels are supposed to be like a circle on the bike. Your wheels are squares. That is what I was trying to tell you.”
  10. 10. What aresquares? A square is a four sided shape with four edges. All sides are equal.
  11. 11. Pictures of Squares
  12. 12. “Oh! I now see! So if I take out the squares and put circles will it work Candy? Will it?” Cato asked excited.“Oh yes. It will work!”Candy helped Cato take out the square wheels from his bike.“See now, it doesn’t look so silly.”
  13. 13. She laughed.“Oh Cato look!” she said abit surprised as she held up a squareblock from the bike.“What Candy?” heasked puzzled.“If you turn the square onits edge you get a diamond shape. Adiamond Cato! Ouu.” She said fascinated.
  14. 14. Cato continued to take out the squares from his bike. He held up two of them together, side by side. He was confused. It did not look like a diamond as Candy had said.“Candy, what is this thingy…”“Oh, that is a rectangle. It’s kind of different right?”
  15. 15. What is arectangle?• A rectangle is a four sided shape.It has two long sides and two short sides.
  16. 16. PICTURE OF A RECTANGLE
  17. 17. “Candy…but I was watching a cartoon yesterday and Isaw this really, really cool shapey with less that three sides!” “Oh…I think I know which one you’re talking about.” she said. “Does it have three sides and is kinda pointy?” she asked. “Oh yes! Right.That’s just like it.” “That’s called a tri-an-gle.” she said slowly. “Ohhhhh.Okay” Cato felt happy he knew what it was. (Showing a picture of a triangle)
  18. 18. PICTURE OF A TRIANGLE
  19. 19. . Cato was hungry after all this talking.Especially by Candy.“Come on. Let’s go getsome snacks Candy.”They both went inside tothe snack basket that mom had made for them.“Take only one for the while Cato.” Oh he wastempted! Mom wasn’t home. But Candy was. Hesighed.
  20. 20. He took out a pack of yummy marshmallows and gave one to Candy. They sat on the floor of the living room eating their snacks.“Oh look Candy. This pack looks a little like a rectable.”“What on earth is a rectable Cato?” Candy said utterly confused.“A rectable. Like the ones we were talking about outside.”
  21. 21. Candy laughed at how ridiculous Cato could be.“Oh Cato. It’s a rectangle. A rec-tan- gle. R-e-c-t- a-n-g-l-e.” She spelt it out for him.“Okay smarty.” He said annoyed at her.She held up the snack pack that Cato was talking about.“I guess it does look like a rectangle.” Cato smiled proudly.
  22. 22. • “Mhm.” Cato shakes his head. There were so many different shapes, he thought. He now understood that he couldn’t have a bike with square wheels and that even snacks had shapes. Phew! And what was really interesting for Cato was that each shape could be used for something.
  23. 23. RHYMES ONSHAPES I am Cindy Circle. Watch me turn Round and round and you will learn I’m not straight and I don’t bend. My outside edges never end. Sammy Square is my name. My four sides are just the same. Turn me around, I don’t care. I’m always the same. I’m a square! Opal Oval is my name. The circle and I are not the same. The circle is round, as round as can be. I am shaped like an egg, as you can see.
  24. 24. MORE RHYMESON SHAPES Tommy Triangle is the name for me. Count my sides- there’s one, two, three. Ricky Rectangle is my name. My four sides are not the same. Two are short and two are long. Count my sides. Come along- one, two, three, four. I am Danny Diamond. I am like a kite. But I’m really just a square Whose corners are pulled tight
  25. 25. ACTIVITIES. 1Colour each shape according to the chart. (square-red) (rectangle-yellow) (circle-blue)
  26. 26. ACTIVITY 2DRAW ABOUT ITDRAW SOMETHING THAT ISSHAPED LIKE A RECTANGLE /SQUARE/TRIANGLE /CIRCLE
  27. 27. WRITE ABOUT ITWHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANDWHY?
  28. 28. READ ABOUT ITPOEM ON SHAPES
  29. 29. TALK ABOUT ITLOOK AROUND THE CLASSAND FIND OBJECTS THAT ARECIRCLES/SQUARES/TRIANGLES/RECTANGLES
  30. 30. • ACTIVITY (CLASS/HOME)• USE RECIPIE AND MAKE SHAPED COOKIES• With the help of parent or teacher..follow recipe and create your own shape cookies.
  31. 31. • Ingredients• 225 g butter, at room temperature• 110 g caster sugar• 275 g plain flour• ground spices, or finely grated zest (optional)
  32. 32. • Method • 1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3. 5. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. …enjoy 2. Cream the butter in a large bowl your shape cookies. or in a food mixer until soft and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy• 3. Sift in the flour and spices or grated zest (if using) and bring the mixture together to form a firm dough. 4. Using your hands, roll the dough into different shapes and place them slightly apart on a baking tray (no need to grease or line). Flatten them slightly with the back of a damp fork and bake in the oven for 13–15 minutes, or until they are light golden brown and slightly firm on top.

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