Create a spiral that showcases solid shapes.
The teacher can reinforce counting by changing the number of solids on the mobile. The teacher can reinforce attributes of solids by labeling the shapes on the mobile and having students identify similar real-world examples.
Challenge students to create their own mobiles using a variety of solids to classify according to shape, color or possibly paper pattern. Students can also draw the solids and label drawings for further study.
Students will use mobiles to associate numbers with quantities of objects, and classify shapes according to their attributes.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Fishing Line or Kite String, Ribbon, Stickers, Hand Punch, Glue or Tape (Double-Sided), Tag Board
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
Mathematics, Grade K: Counting & Cardinality
K.CC 4a. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Mathematics, Grade 5: Measurement & Data
5.MD 3a. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a unit cube, is said to have one cubic unit of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
Pre-K-5: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.
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