Meet the Shape Family
This arts integration guide shows PreK-2 teachers how to teach geometry through creative movement. Aligned with NCTM, NAEYC, and Common Core Math Standards, this 144-page, full-color instructional guide features over 150 photos of students moving and collaborating to learn geometry. This book of arts integrated lesson plans includes warm-ups that prepare children to learn through movement. Geometry lessons begin with straight and curved lines and progress to line orientation, angles, 2-dimensional flat shapes, composite shapes, 3-dimensional shapes, and finally to symmetry. Each lesson includes a performance-based assessment, a visual/oral assessment, and a written or drawn assessment. Meet the Shape Family teaches geometry at a high level of rigor. But kids are having so much fun they think it’s easy! Dance Bands are necessary to teach these lessons.