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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 1 resources related to the following standard:
Geometry
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
2. Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

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This 46-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 1 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K and 2-5.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 1
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support first grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The activities were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. Resources are listed for specific grade 1 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.
Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 1
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This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that are aligned to the CCSS standards 1.G1 through 1.G3. It also has links to supplementary literature and learning materials.
Activity, Problem Set, Image Set
Grade Level: 1
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This interactive Flash lesson helps students to visualize the faces and edges that make up cubes and to distinguish cubes from other shapes. A pdf teacher guide is available at MathActive Lessons for Grades 3-4 (cataloged separately), which also includes links to unvoiced, Navajo, and Spanish versions of the lesson (see #1, 3, 4).
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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This problem is an investigation into combinations of a number of cubes. It is a practical activity which involves working systematically, and visualizing and relating 3D shapes to their representation on paper. Children are asked how many different towers are possible using seven cubes on a base of two of them. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, and printable handouts (word/pdf).
Activity
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This activity asks students to visualize and construct three-dimensional objects from the two-dimensional drawings. Students are shown four solids composed of cubes, and they must reproduce the objects with manipulatives or sketch them on isometric dot paper. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with a printable sheet of dot paper.
Activity
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3
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This 3 lesson instructional unit helps students investigate many different aspects of triangles including basic properties of triangles, building other shapes from triangles, the dependence of the third side length on the other two (Triangle Inequality Theorem), and the Sierpinski Triangle fractal. The lesson includes student activity sheets and links to interactive applets.
Activity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This problem helps children begin to understand the various properties of common geometric solid shapes. It also promotes naming, discussion and experimentation concerning their features, and requires them to justify their ideas. It asks students to judge the stability of nine configurations made from six common solids. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, and printable sheets.
Activity
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This hands-on activity helps students develop spatial sense and scaling concepts. Students use interlocking cubes to build first a chair and then a table of appropriate size for the chair. The student goes on to build two other sets of chairs and tables to make three different sizes in all. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, and ideas for extension.
Activity
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This iOS app includes three games that enhance geometry, spatial sense, and problem solving skills. Patch the Path, an augmented reality game, utilizes the mobile device’s camera and a printable game board to interact with shapes and dimensions. Players must choose the correct shape, rotate it and then place it to continue the path. The Hide and Seek game requires players find where the animals are hiding by identifying shapes based on geometric descriptions. The Feed the Critters game requires players to use their spatial sense and problem solving skills to move the food around obstacles.
Game, Mobile App
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3
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