Kindergarten - Compare Shapes

 
     
 
     
 
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Compare Shapes
Compare familiar plane and solid objects by common attributes
Be able to differentiate between plane and solid objects. Identify attributes of flat objects and three dimensional objects. Compare and contrast objects based on their attributes.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is the difference between a square and a rectangle?

(2)

Which shape has more sides, a circle or a triangle?

(3)

What shape is the cube made from?

(4)

How do you know a shape has a right angle?

(5)

Distinguish similar shapes by their angles (2)

Learning Tips

(1)

Take objects from around the house to represent shapes.

Ex. circle-plate ball-sphere

Paper – rectangle die-cube

Coaster-square Kleenex box- rectangular prism


Draw other shapes that you are unable to locate.

(2)

Count number of side that a shape has. A circle and a sphere have no sides. Compare length of sides to one another.

Ex. A square has four equal sides

A rectangle has two long sides and two short sides.

Count the number of corners a shape has. This is where two lines connect to make a point. (You may also mention that the inside of the corners are called angles).

(3)

There are some special shapes that your child should become familiar with.

Trapezoid- triangle with its top point cut off. It has four sides.

Parallelogram- lopsided rectangle. It has four sides.

Diamond- skinny square. It has four sides.

Pentagon- 5 sided shape.

Hexagon- 6 sided shape.

Octagon- 8 sided shape.

(4)

Solid objects- When two faces connect, they form an edge.

Ex. A cube has six faces. Where the two faces meet is called an edge. Find edges around the house. Door frames have edges.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Three shapes will appear for each problem. One will be the correct answer.

Circle the shape with no sides.

Circle square triangle

(2)

Circle the shape with four equal sides.

Circle square triangle

(3)

Circle the shape with three sides.

Circle square triangle

(4)

Circle the shape made of six square faces.

Cube rectangular prism triangular prism

(5)

Circle the shape made of six rectangular faces.

Cube rectangular prism triangular prism

(6)

Circle the shape made of four triangular faces.

Cube rectangular prism triangular prism

(7)

Circle the shape with the most sides.

Square pentagon octagon

(8)

Circle the shape with the most sides.

Square pentagon octagon

(9)

Circle the shape with the fewest sides.

Square pentagon octagon

(10)

Circle the shapes with five corners.

Square pentagon octagon

(11)

Circle the shape with four corners.

Square rectangle parallelogram trapezoid

(12)

Circle the shape with three corners.

Equilateral scalene isosceles

 

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