When children play this game, they are practicing an important mathematical habit of mind — giving precise descriptions of what they see, using evidence. There are lots of ways to describe shape attributes, or characteristics. You can focus on a shape's straight or curved sides; number of sides; length of sides; number of corners or vertices; size of angles; and more.
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Which One Doesn’t Belong with Shapes
Print these 3 sets of Animal Puzzles. ●Set 1 (Beginner): Color Puzzles (puzzles with shape and color clues)
●Set 2 (Intermediate): Shape Puzzles (slightly more challenging puzzles without color clues)
●Set 3 (Extra Challenge): “How many ways?” (most challenging puzzles without shape or color clues)