1st Grade Geometry

This page provides samples of 1st Grade Geometry Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and  mathematical thinking. All sample files are in PDF format
. Sample activities listed in blue are available for immediate download. Activities listed in **grey are included in our 1st Grade Math Centers eBook.

Reason with shapes and their attributes
1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g. triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Possible Activities:
My 2D Shape Book
Geoboard Squares
Math Read Aloud Task Cards:
Mouse Shapes
When a Line Bends ...
Also included in 1st Grade Math Centers:
**Comparing 2D Shapes
**Comparing 3D Shapes

Geometry Read Alouds

1.G.A.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.
Possible Activities:
Putting Shapes Together
Pattern Block Triangles
Tangram Squares
Math Read Aloud Task Cards:
Grandfather Tang's Story
Also included in 1st Grade Math Centers:
** Make a Hexagon
** Pattern Block Numbers
** Tangram Triangles
** Shape Patterns

1.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
Possible Activities:
Equal Parts of a Square (ver. 1)
Also included in 1st Grade Math Centers:
** Fraction Pictures
** Equal Parts of a Square (ver. 2)

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