Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape. (Standard #: MAFS.1.G.1.2)

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This virtual manipulative will allow the students to form different kinds of patterns. Learners will be able to describe parts in relation to a whole group. They will also be able to distinguish between characteristics of shapes.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): K, 1, 2, 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

Geoboard

This extremely versatile manipulative can be used by learners of different grades. At early grades, this manipulative will help the students recognize, name, build, draw, and compare two-dimensional shapes. As they progress students can classify and understand relationships among types of two-dimensional objects using their defining properties. The application computes perimeter and area allowing students to explore patterns as dimensions change.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

Overlapping Rectangles

The purpose of this task is to give students an opportunity to compose and decompose polygons to make rectangles. This is a challenging problem for first graders and it would be inappropriate to use it as an assessment.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Counting Squares

The purpose of this task is to give students an opportunity to compose and decompose squares. This is a challenging problem for first graders and it would be inappropriate to use it as an assessment. However, if presented as a brainteaser it can be useful for giving the students practice in recognizing squares and stimulate interest as students compete to try to find the most squares.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

This virtual manipulative offers pattern blocks of different shapes and in different colors which can be used for a range of activities. In addition, the resource offers descriptions of six example activities in the "Activities" section, and a sample lesson plan in the section "Parent/Teacher."

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): K, 1, 3, 4

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

Shape Tool

This virtual manipulative allows you to create, color, enlarge, shrink, rotate, reflect, slice, and glue geometric shapes, such as: squares, triangles, rhombi, trapezoids and hexagons.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

Shape Cutter

This virtual manipulative allows students to draw geometric shapes and then decompose and recompose them into other shapes, using slides, turns, and flips to cut and move pieces around.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): K, 1, 2, 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative