What your child will learn
- Recognize and draw shapes with specified attributes such as number of sides, angles, or faces. (2.G.1)
- Partition a rectangle into rows and columns and count to find the total. (2.G.2)
- Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares. (2.G.3)
Geometry Vocabulary Flashcards
- Cube: a solid with 6 faces all the same size
- Closed Figure: a plane figure that completely surrounds an area
- Face: a flat surface on a solid figure
- Edge: the line segment where two faces of a solid figure meet
- Vertex: where two line segments, lines or rays meet to form an angle
- Half: 2 equal parts
- Thirds: three equal parts
- Partition: to divide into parts
- Figure: a shape in 2 or 3 dimensions
- Hexagon: a figure with 6 sides
- Pentagon: a figure with 5 sides
- Quadrilateral: a four-sided figure
- Triangle: a figure with 3 sides
- Open Figure: a plane figure that does not completely enclose an area
Activities At Home
- Look for 2D and 3D shapes around your house and community.
- Compare 2D and 3D shapes. Look for the 2-D shapes that make up the 3-D shapes.
- Talk about the shapes of foods that are eaten. For example, oranges are spheres.
- Talk about the shapes of containers in stores. For example, cans are cylinders and boxes are rectangular prisms or cubes.