Side Recognizer
Sub Trajectory: parts

Identifies sides as distinct geometric objects. May say two shapes are the same by comparing many of their attributes but not all.

Activities

You may see this:

Linked Image to Sign In/Sign Up page

Other Examples:

  • Asked to find four-sided shapes, runs finger along the length of each side to find shapes that have four sides.
  • When asked to find a shape with 8 sides, chooses an octagon by counting its sides, but may not know the name of the shape.

Help your student become a(n) Side Recognizer

Activities and discussions challenge children to see sides of shapes as separate from the shape ("abstracting" them out of the shape).

Is It or Not? (Side Recognizer)

Feely Box [Side Recognizer]

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.