**5E Lesson Plan: Graphing Shapes**

**Subject area / course / grade level:**Math/ Shapes/ Pre-K – Graphing found shapes around the classroom

**Materials:**tally sheet for circles, squares, triangles; 1 in squared graph paper; 1 in colored circles, squares, triangles; glue

**TEKS**

**/SEs:**Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines

- V.A.1, V.A.2, V.A.3, V.A.4, V.A.5
- V.C.1
- V.E.1, V.E.2

**Lesson objective(s):**

- TLW identify the characteristics of circles, squares, and triangles.
- TLW give examples of these shapes found in the classroom and mark findings on tally sheet.
- TLW construct a bar graph showing the amount of various shapes around the classroom.

**Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs:**

Teacher can draw height of each bar graph that matches tally amount so learner can simply color in or match his/her shapes to the correct height.

**ENGAGEMENT**

· Teacher shows video clip from here about finding circles, squares, and triangles everywhere -- http://youtu.be/dsR0h50BiFQ

· Now we will be shape detectives and find shapes in our classroom.

· “Ready to find shapes?”

**EXPLORATION**

· TLW look for various shapes around the classroom to identify circles, squares, and triangles.

· TLW mark found shapes with tally marks on tally sheet.

· TLW construct a bar graph using 1” shapes glued to graph paper squares.

**EXPLANATION**

· TLW explain the various characteristics of the shapes and how we can find then in objects around the room.

**ELABORATION**

· What is the purpose of this bar graph? It shows us a picture of the amount of shapes in our room. Each line of shapes represents the number of those shapes that we found in our class.

· Can we use bar graphs to show other kinds of information? Examples?

**EVALUATION**

· Teacher will ensure that children are matching their tally mark findings into graph form.

Header picture retrieved and edited from: http://www.kidslearningstation.com/graphing/images/kids-graphing-color-shapes.jpg