Activity: Sorting Shapes
Let's sort flat shapes in different ways!
You will need some shapes. You could buy some, or make your own like this:
Now we have our shapes, let's sort them by color:
That was easy!
Now for a harder task, sort them by size!
This was how my shapes ended up ... your result may be different!
NOW, sort them by how many edges they have.
I am not going to show you how, but here are some hints:
- A circle has 1 edge,
- A triangle has 3 edges.
- And there is at least one shape with 8 edges
NOW, sort them by how many corners they have.
Did anything change? What about the teardrop shape?
Next, can you sort them by curves:
- Shapes with a curve
- Shapes with only straight edges
The ones with only straight edges are called Polygons.
And your last task:
Sort them by two methods at the same time! By color, but with the curved shapes on the top row:
Here I am sorting them by color and curved-or-not
Sort them by color and how many edges
Now just go ahead and combine the shapes into artwork: