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Wixie and the Real World of Math: Mother's Day Flowers

Posted by Scott Loomis on May 11, 2017 9:56:55 AM

Kindergarten students are expected to describe their physical world using geometric ideas involving shapes, orientation and their special relationships to other shapes. This simple activity asks students to name objects/shapes and describe their relative position. The final activity involves modeling shapes in the world, in this case a flower painting, by creating a design with specific shapes.

Editor's Note: This blog is the third in a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

Mother's Day Flowers

Grade K

Instructional Concepts: 1.) Identify and describe shapes, and 2.) Create shapes in the real world.

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Location: Curriculum Library > Math > Geometry -or- Curriculum Library > Month-by-Month > May

Estimated Completion Time: 10-20 minutes

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.1
Geometry
Identify and describe shapes.
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2
Geometry
Identify and describe shapes.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.5
Geometry
Analyze, compare, and compose shapes.
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components and drawing shapes.

 

Topics: Wixie, math

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