Shapes

# What Shape Am I Touching?

Identify and describe shapes that are hidden in a box only by touching them.

### There are 3 versions of What Shape Am I Touching?.

Become familiar with all of them so you can easily move between versions to adapt to childrenâ€™s shape knowledge skills.

#### Matching Shapes

This version of What Shape Am I Touching? is suitable for children who are just starting to learn about shapes.

Primary Objective

• Matching familiar shapes (for example, circle, square, typical triangle, rectangle) to a target shape
• Matching less familiar shapes (for example, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid, atypical triangle)

#### Naming Shapes

This version of What Shape Am I Touching? is suitable for children who can match most shapes to a target shape and are learning to recognize and name shapes.

Primary Objective

• Recognizing and naming familiar shapes (for example, circle, square, typical triangle, rectangle) and less familiar shapes (for example, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid) of different sizes and orientations
• Recognizing sides and angles (vertices) as distinct geometric features
• Counting shapesâ€™ sides and angles based on their shape family (for example, all triangles have three sides and three angles)

#### Describing Shapes

This version of What Shape Am I Touching? is suitable for children who can identify most shapes correctly and are learning to describe defining features (for example, sides, angles) of shape families (for example, triangle vs. rectangle).

Primary Objective

• Using essential, defining features to name and describe shapes (for example, triangles have three straight sides and three angles)
• Understanding shape properties, or the relationship between parts of shapes (for example, squares have four side of equal lengths)

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