Breanne Amadio
Stephanie Kohn

Let's learn about shapes and patterns!


Shapes are an important part of every day life. They are around us all the time, so it's good to know what they all are. They are also a building block for what you will need to know in later math classes. Patterns are also important in math, and starting learning patterns with shapes is an easy way to learn what patterns are and how to finish them.


1) Watch the YouTube video about shapes. Try to remember what shapes are which as you watch. Hint: The song will help you by giving you a bit of information about each shape, instead of just showing you the shape, so be sure to turn your volume up. After the video about shapes, watch the second video about patterns. Hint: Try to remember things from the first part of the video, as regular patterns will be what we are working with in the second game.
2) Complete both games about shapes and patterns. You must get a certain score on each game to show that you remember what you learned in the video. When you have finished each game, call the teacher over to see what score you got. If you haven't gotten the score you needed, you can keep trying. Call the teacher over to check your score after each try. Hint: If you need to try again on the games, consider watching the video again as a way to remind yourself of what you need to know.


Illinois Learning Standards
State Goal 8:
Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems, and predict results.
Learning Standard B:
Interpret and describe numerical relationships using tables, graphs and symbols.
8.B.ECa - Recognize, duplicate and extend simple patterns, such as sequences of sounds, shapes and colors.
8.B.ECb - Begin to order objects in series or rows.

State Goal 9:
Use geometric methods to analyze, categorize, and draw conclusions about points, lines, planes and space.
Learning Standard A:
Demonstrate and apply geometric concepts involving points, lines, planes and space.
9.A.EC - Recognize geometric shapes and structures in the environment.


1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
C. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
D. identify trends and forecast possibilities


4 Points
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Game 1
Made it through triangles, squares, circles, and rectangles
Made it through at least triangles, squares, and circles
Made it through at least triangles and squares
Made it through triangles
Game 2
Score at least 20 points
Score at least 15 points
Score at least 10 points
Score at least 5 points
Number of attempts, game 1
Got through first 4 levels on first attempt
Got through first 4 levels on 2 or more attempts
Got through at least 2 levels on first attempt
Did not make it through past the first level after multiple attempts
Number of attempts, game 2
Scored 20 points on first try
Scored 20 points on more than one try
Scored at least 10 points on first try
Did not score at least 10 points after multiple tries
Effort (all or nothing score)
Either got through first 4 levels of game one and 20 points in game 2 on first try or kept trying to reach top score after first attempt. Did not give up trying.

Congratulations! You should all now be super stars when it comes to knowing about different shapes! Now you can recognize where they are in the neighborhoods around you and around your house and school. You also now know about basic patterns. I bet if you looked hard enough, you could find patterns all over the place.