- A child correctly names shapes with four sides and four right angles as "rectangles."
- When asked to find rectangles, a child correctly ignores a shape without four right angles, even though the shape has two long sides and two short sides.
Help your student become a(n) Shape Recognizer—All Rectangles
Activities include exploring and discussing many shapes of rectangles, all at various orientations, including both typical ones but also "long and skinny ones" and even…squares as "special rectangles" that happen to have all our sides the same length. Discuss that the defining attribute of rectangles are right angles (rect-angles!).
Shape Show [Squares]
Shape Show [Rectangles]
Shape Hunt [Rectangles]
Is it or not? (rectangles)
I Spy [Rectangles]
Guess My Rule [Shape Recognizer--All Rectangles]
Whole Group & Center
Rectangles & Boxes