Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.1
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Patterns are a good introduction to algebra and geometry in math. In this movie, you’ll learn how to build a pattern by repeating shapes, colors, sounds, and motions. Pattern units are sections of patterns that repeat over and over again. Explore different patterns in in your movements, in your surroundings, on your clothes, and in music. Learn how to identify the unit that repeats in a pattern and how to predict what comes next.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore basic visual and auditory patterns in the world around them. Students will extend AB and ABC patterns, and create and talk about their own pattern units. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about patterns. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Patterns topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about patterns. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Patterns. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »