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Unit: K.3

Shapes Around Us

In this unit students

•  identify and describe shapes in the environment using shape names and relative position of the objects;
•  classify objects into given categories and compose shapes to model real-world objects;
•  describe measurable attributes of objects (e.g. length or weight) and compare objects based on those attributes.

In this unit students are introduced to the foundational concepts of geometry. They identify and describe two- and three-dimensional shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, cubes, cylinders, and spheres in the world around them. They use positional language to describe where and how these shapes exist in the environment. They directly compare two objects that have a measurable attribute in common, and use terms such as “less” and “more” to describe the difference in that attribute. For example, they might compare the weight of a pencil and a book and conclude that the book weighs more and the pencil weighs less based on their observations.

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