Lesson Plan : Shapes in Nature

 Teacher Name: Adrienne Grade: Grade 2 Subject: Math

 Topic: Geometry Content: Shapes in Nature Circles, triangles (isosceles, right, and equilateral), Quadrilateral (rectangle, rhombus, square, trapizoid), Pentagon, Hexagon, Septagon, Octogon, Nonogon, and Decagon Goals: Teach students how math applies to the world. Objectives: TSW walk around school grounds with a notebook, tracking the geometric shapes found. TSW share findings with class to be placed on the chart Materials: Plastic geometric shapes (enough for every child and teacher), ziplock baggies, Notebooks for each student, Pencils, Posterboard Chart, Over-head Projector, Transparencies with pictures of everyday objects, provide students with a list of geometric shapes pictures and names Introduction: Math is all around us! If we look around the room, the school, and even nature; we will find geometric shapes. Development: Using over-head projector with pictures of everyday objects: TTW show students what the geometric shapes are and pass a list for students to keep TTW demonstrate using the plastic shapes how everyday object contain geometric shapes Practice: TSW use the worksheet and the shapes to match the shapes with the corresponding picture and name. Accommodations: Students with limited fine motor skill can use a digital camera to log the shapes, once the pictures are printed TSW use plastic shapes to show which objects contain each shape Checking For Understanding: Through Grand Conversation, TTW create a chart of all the shapes found and a corresponding list of locations. At the end of lesson, TSW turn in notebook. TTW review the notebooks to verify student understanding. TSW match the name of the shape with a picture of a shape on a worksheet to be used for assessment Closure: Shapes are every where. The next time you are on a long car ride, playing a board game, or eating dinner try to see how many shapes you can spot. You will be suprised how many you can find! Evaluation: monitor student participation and check notebooks for understanding. post reviewing the shapes and names, evaluate students with a matching worksheet. Teacher Reflections: