Unit 7 Identify and Describe 2-D & 3-D Shapes

In Unit 7 students will:

  •  Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the    relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to.
  • Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences,parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and their attributes (e.g.having sides of equal length).
  • Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
  •  Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").
  •  Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g. sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
  • Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count (limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10).

The following videos support the topics covered in Unit 7.

  • Position Song

  • 2D Shapes

  • 3DShapes


  • To Practice Identifying Shapes at Sheppard Software
  • To Visit PBSkids.org and Play a Variety of Shape games 
  • To Visit PBSkids.org and Practice Positional Words with Clifford