Help your second or third-grade students master the SC Geometry Standards while having fun together!
Math is all around us. From playing with LEGO's to making a batch of your favorite cookies, math plays a part in our everyday lives. Children can learn a lot from having a caring adult give them the language and context to understand how these simple everyday activities relate to the world of mathematics. Integrating the vocabulary of math into conversations and play will help children make connections that will serve them well in the study of mathematics as a formal subject in school. Let's take a look at the Geometry standards for South Carolina second and third graders and find ways to explore these concepts together.
Geometry for Second Grade:
Students work with shapes and objects, dividing shapes into parts and establish a foundation for fractions.
What are the standards for second grade and how will I know if my child can meet them? Your child has met the geometry standards for second grade when:
My child can identify triangles, quadrilaterals, hexagons, and cubes and draw shapes with a specific number of sides.
My child can divide a rectangle into equal-sized rows and columns and count to find the total number of the parts.
My child can divide shapes into equal parts, and understand a half, a fourth, a half of, and a fourth of.
My child can recognize that parts of an object become smaller as the number of parts increases.
Geometry for Third Grade:
Students learn about area, angles, and the categories of shapes.
What are the geometry standards for third grade and how will I know if my child can meet them? Your child has met the geometry standards for third grade when:
My child can understand that shapes can share features and those features can be part of a larger category. Squares and rectangles are both four-sided and they are part of the category “quadrilateral.”
My child can partition (separate) two-dimensional shapes into 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 equal parts and understand that the equal parts do not have to have the same shape. Half of a circle and half of a rectangle are equal in size because they are halves even though the shape is different.
My child can identify and draw angles: right (90 degrees), acute (less than 90 degrees), and obtuse (greater than 90 degrees).
My child can identify a three-dimensional object like a pyramid from a two-dimensional object (flat pattern).
Activities and Multimedia
Learn about different types of angles from this catchy song.
The Tahoe Teacher has some great ideas for introducing Geometry concepts and making Math notebooks.