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Spatial sense is an important cognitive skill for children. They start to look at the world as a space full of shapes. In this lesson, kids distinguish between defining and non-defining attributes, as well as use formal language to describe shapes.
See the fact file below for more information on the reasoning with shapes and their attributes or alternatively, you can download our 31-page Reasoning with Shapes and their Attributes worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
BUILDING UP VOCABULARY
- A shape is the form of an object. It can be any size and can appear anywhere. Shapes can either be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
- Two-dimensional Shape
- Two-dimensional shapes are flat shapes.
- Three-dimensional Shape
- Three-dimensional shapes are solid shapes that “pop out”.
- A point is just a position; it has no size or dimension.
- Square. A flat shape with four sides of equal length and square corners.
- Circle. A flat shape with no straight sides (every point on the outside of the shape is the same distance from the center).
- Triangle. A flat shape with three sides and three corners.
- Rectangle. A flat shape with four sides, and the opposite sides are equal lengths.
- Pentagon. A flat shape with five sides and five corners.
- If a shape is made larger or smaller, or has been rotated or has changed its color, it is still the same shape.
- Cube. A solid shape with all square faces.
- Cone. A solid shape with a circular base, a curved surface, with one vertex.
- Cylinder. A solid shape with two circular bases and a curved surface.
- Sphere. A solid shape with a curved surface, e.g. ball.
- A characteristic of an object (like color, shape, or size)
- Measurable Attribute
- Attributes that can be measured (like width, height, weight, temperature, length, volume, mass, area, temperature)
- Defining Attribute
- A characteristic of an object that defines what a shape is
- Non-defining Attribute
- A characteristic of an object that does not define what a shape is
- Sort or Classify
- To group according to shared or common attributes
COMPOSING AND DECOMPOSING SHAPES
- To compose is to build together, or put together
- To decompose is to break apart
Reasoning with Shapes and their Attributes Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the reasoning with shapes and their attributes across 31 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Reasoning with Shapes and their Attributes worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the spatial sense which is an important cognitive skill for children. They start to look at the world as a space full of shapes. In this lesson, kids distinguish between defining and non-defining attributes, as well as use formal language to describe shapes.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Lesson Plan
- Reasoning with Shapes and their Attributes
- Sides and Corners
- Name and Match
- Composing Shapes
- Arrange the Shapes
- Divide the Circle
- Divide the Triangle
- Divide the Hexagon
- Color It!
- Draw Yourself
- Shapes Everywhere
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