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Grade 3 students will have already had quite a bit of exposure to 2D shapes. Most of them will only need a refresher before moving on to 3D shapes and other geometry lessons. So, why not reinvigorate your students’ knowledge with some fun and exciting ways to approach 2D shapes. Here are some classic, as well as some unique, ways to craft your 2D shapes lesson ideas for grade 3 :).
First things first, you will need good anchor charts. Some students have trouble remembering the names of shapes, so colorful anchor charts are key to their success. Try these out:
Just say the word “game” to your students and watch their eyes light up! Math games are great, so include one in your 2D lesson whenever you get the chance. Your students will thank you for it!
Geometry is perfect for integrating with art activities. It’s great to use 2D shapes lessons to teach your students the art of lines (that’s right lines are art too!). Here are some lessons to try out:
Let Students Use Their Hands:
Add some extra oomph to your lessons and allow your students to use their hands. Use the simplicity of 2D shapes to create more unique, hands-on lessons: