Constructor of Shapes from Parts—Looks Like

Sub Trajectory: Parts

Uses manipulatives representing parts of shapes, such as sides, to make a shape that "looks like" a goal shape. May think of angles as a corner (which is "pointy").


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • When asked to make a triangle with sticks, a child creates a shape with three connecting sides.

Help your student become a(n) Constructor of Shapes from Parts—Looks Like

Activities provide manipulatives such as straws or sticks for sides and ask children to build (approximate) models of various shapes. 

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.