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.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.1
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.
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
What is a solid shape? In this movie, you’ll learn about cubes, rectangular prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres. You’ll explore how different solid shapes and how many faces, or sides, each one has. A cube has six faces, but how many faces does a rectangular prism have? You'll also learn how many vertices, or corners, different solid shapes have. Did you know a cone only has one vertex? How many faces and vertices does a sphere have? Watch the movie to find out!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore three-dimensional shapes (solid figures) in real-world contexts. Students will also apply understandings about solid figures to problem-solving scenarios. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about solid shapes, solid figures, and 3D shapes. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Solid Shapes. 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.
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In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about solid shapes, solid figures, and 3D shapes. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Solid Shapes topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »