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2nd Grade Geometry

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.  All files are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For Kindergarten and 1st Grade Geometry Activities click on the links below.

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

Geoboard Quadrilaterals
Building 3D Shapes

Math Read Aloud Task Card:
 The Greedy Triangle

Geometry Read Aloudss

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:
Partition a Rectangle
Geoboard Halves 
Geoboard Fourths 
Fraction Barrier Game
Mr. Zed's Cakes

More 2nd Grade Geometry Read-Alouds

More 2nd Grade Geometry Resources

2nd Grade E-Books (click on a cover for more information)

2nd Grade Math Journals
Math Projects K-2
2nd Grade Math Journals Spanish
K-2 Addition and Subtraction Strategies

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