Preschool Geometry

Video: 

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Children explore pattern blocks and frames.

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Early Mathematics

2.F.06-Children are provided...opportunities and materials to understand basic concepts of geometry...by...recognizing how figures are composed of different shapes.

Using pattern blocks and frames, children explore shapes and angles while working to complete figures. They also improve their visual spatial skills through this activity.

IELS

IELS: 

8.2-Engagement and Persistence

Children purposefully choose and persist in experiences and activities.

A girl persists in and completes a self-initiated task and maintains concentration while she completes a figure of a trapezoid using pattern blocks and a frame.

11.3-Shapes and Spatial Relationships

Children understand shapes and spatial relationships.

Children notice how shapes fit together to form other shapes as they work to complete figures using pattern blocks and frames.

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Early Mathematics

2.26-Children are provided...opportunities and materials to understand basic concepts of geometry...by...recognizing how figures are composed of different shapes.

Using pattern blocks and frames, children explore shapes and angles while working to complete figures. They also improve their visual spatial skills through this activity.

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(4)(i) – The use of pattern blocks and pattern block frames provide for the development of each child’s cognitive and language skills by supporting each child’s learning, using various strategies including experimentation, inquiry, observation, play and exploration.

Using pattern blocks and frames, children explore shapes and angles while working to complete figures. They also improve their visual spatial skills through this activity.

1304.21(a)(5)(ii) – The classrooms featured in this video provide appropriate time, space, equipment, materials, and adult guidance for the development of fine motor skills according to each child’s developmental level.

When children attempt to fit geometric pattern blocks into empty frames, they must carefully manipulate the blocks in order to create the pattern and make them fit accurately. This requires a steady hand and careful placement of the blocks so that they do not shift out of place.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Mathematics

Geometry and Spatial Sense

  • Begins to recognize, describe, compare and name common shapes, their parts and attributes.
  • Progresses in ability to put together and take apart shapes.
  • Begins to be able to determine whether or not two shapes are the same size and shape.
  • Shows growth in matching, sorting, putting in a series and regrouping objects according to one or two attributes such as color, shape or size.

 

Science

Scientific Knowledge

  • Expands knowledge of and abilities to observe, describe and discuss the natural world, materials, living things and natural processes.
  • Shows increased awareness and beginning understanding of changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.

 

Approaches to Learning

Initiative and Curiosity

  • Grows in eagerness to learn about and discuss a growing range of topics, ideas and tasks.

Engagement and Persistence

  • Grows in abilities to persist in and complete a variety of tasks, activities, projects and experiences
  • Demonstrates increasing ability to set goals and develop and follow through on plans.