PK.GM.1.1 Recognize squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles by pointing to the shape when given the name.
In a Nutshell
Students entering PreK may recognize a few common shapes. By the end of the year, students should be able to identify the correct shape by pointing when given the name of a basic shape.
Student Actions

Teacher Actions

 Build conceptual understanding by identifying shapes when asked to point to them.
 Communicate mathematically by discussing the shapes with their peers. Ex. what they notice about the shapes, how they know what which shape is which.

 Establish mathematics goals by introducing the four shapes and their names.
 Facilitate meaningful math discourse by allowing students to talk about the shapes.
 Promote reasoning and problem solving by providing opportunities for students to explore and manipulate the shapes.

Key Understandings

Misconceptions

 Identify the correct shape.

 Mixing up the shapes names.

OKMath Framework Introduction
PreK Grade Introduction
PreK Math Standards
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