- More Shapes: A child matches two congruent trapezoids.
- Sizes and Orientations: A child matches 2 rectangles with different sizes and orientations
- Combinations: A child matches combinations of shapes to each other.
Help your student become a(n) Shape Matcher—More Shapes; Sizes & Orientations; Combinations
Activities challenge children to match shapes that may differ in orientation (and might be the same size and shape; i.e., congruent) and then shapes in the same category (e.g., circles) that are different sizes and at different orientations. It is often easier for children to match shapes at different orientations when they are on the floor (on tables, and especially on a rectangular surface on a table, they often think two squares don't match if one 's sides aren't parallel to the edges of the rectangle).