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BRIEFOUTLINE: Students think about objects in relationship to shape.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Shape cutouts (enough for one per student)

Scrap paper or each student

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

Each student gets a shape (square, circle, rectangle, cube, sphere, pyramid, diamond, etc.).

They have 2-3 minutes to think of as many things as possible, which are generally ONLY that shape. For Example, for a rectangle, they could write- textbook, blackboard, desk etc.

You have to emphasize that the things on their list should normally only take THAT shape, to avoid six thousand things on the square and rectangle list. Also, make sure they distinguish between squares and rectangles: books are generally rectangular, not square.

As a class, share the objects students came up with.

VARIATIONS:

Students work in pairs or teams. For a team, work in rows and students pass the paper up and down the row as many times as possible in the time limit.

Limit students to a specific time or place. For example, objects found in their bedroom, or objects found in the 16th century.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

Good for creative lessons. Students enjoy listening to other students responses.

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