Shapes-in-Shapes Disembedder

Identifies shapes embedded within other shapes, such as concentric circles and/or a circle in a square. The children are able to immediately find primary structures inside complex figures.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • When shown a square inside a circle, a child names “a square” as the smallest shape in the picture. 

Help your student become a(n) Shapes-in-Shapes Disembedder

Activities ask children to find a part of a shape or geometric structure that is inside of or overlapping with other shapes.  Tracing the goal shape (the child, if possible, the adult if necessary) can be helpful.

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.