Shape Decomposer (with Help)

Decomposes shapes using imagery that is suggested and supported by the task or environment. The child is "helped" by the suggested decompositions. For example, with a hexagon, decomposition to triangles may be suggested while decomposition to squares is not.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • Given one shape, a child must decompose it to make a new shape to complete a puzzle.

Help your student become a(n) Shape Decomposer (with Help)

These activities provide some support, such as using simple shapes where the parts into which those shapes might be decomposed are familiar to children. More challenging activities might then be used with adults'  suggestions guiding children, at least initially.

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.