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2nd Grade Geometry

2nd Grade Math Journals

This page provides examples of 2nd 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 elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for the 2nd Grade Geometry Activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader.

2nd Grade Geometry Activities

Reason with shapes and their attributes
2.G1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes
Possible Activities:
My Polygon Riddle
Comparing Polygons
Comparing 3D Shapes
Color Tile Shapes
Geoboard Quadrilaterals
Geoboard Triangles
Nets for a Cube 
 Skeletal Models

Building 3D Shapes
Geoboard Quadrilaterals
Geometry Read Aloudss

Math Read Aloud Task Card:The Greedy Triangle

2.G2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
Possible Activities:
Fill a Rectangle
Making Rectangles

2.G3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Possible Activities:
Dividing a Rectangle into Equal Parts
Geoboard Halves
Geoboard Fourths
Fraction Barrier Game
Fraction Barrier Game Grid
Equal Parts on the Geoboard
Mr. Zed's Cakes

More Geometry Read-Alouds

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