Math in Our World: Shape Hunt

We found these shapes. A round wooden coaster. A square box of tissues. A mug. A playing card. A pad of square sticky notes. A round lid. A square yarn craft. A die. A domino. A $10 bill. A notebook. A square wooden coaster. A food can. A triangle shape block.

Today we did a shape hunt at home. We looked around our house and found all kinds of flat and solid shapes.

  1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  2. Use pictures, numbers, or words to show or tell what you know about the shapes.
  3. What math questions can you ask about the picture? Answer all the questions you can!
  • Think about what you can count or compare.
  • Use tally marks to count how many of each shape you see.
  • Which shapes are flat? What are their names?
  • Which shapes are solid? What are their names?
  • How many sides does each shape have? How many corners?
  • Show your work to someone else and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
  • Ask if they have any other questions you can answer.

Do a shape hunt at home! What shapes do you see around you? Draw a picture or gather the shapes you see to make a collection like we did!