• 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)

    Vocabulary

    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

     

    • Whole: all of the 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.

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