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Identify & Draw Shapes By Attributes
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 We'll learn the difference between defining and nondefining attributes of shapes.
 We’ll also learn how to draw shapes using their attributes.
 And we'll explore how this knowledge can help us make grilled cheese, get ready for a road trip, and even win a gameshow.

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Before VideoWhat is the difference between a 2D shape and a 3D shape?ANSWER

2D shapes are flat and 3D shapes are solid.

Students may note the color and size of the shapes. Students should note that all of the shapes are triangles.

No, the shapes are all triangles.

These shapes are all flat and closed with all straight sides.

A straight line has no bends or curves. It follows a ruler or index card if you line one up with it.


After VideoWhat is an attribute?ANSWER

An attribute is something you can notice about a shape.

A defining attribute is an attribute that a shape must have.

A square has all of these attributes.

Size and color are not defining attributes, so I can draw any shape.

Glue sticks, soup cans, and soda cans.



Vocabulary

Attribute
DEFINE
Something we can notice about an object.

Defining Attribute
DEFINE
An attribute a shape must have.

Triangle
DEFINE
A flat shape with three sides and three corners.

Circle
DEFINE
A flat shape that is round with no sides and no corners.

Square
DEFINE
A flat shape with four straight sides that are all the same length and four square corners.

Rectangle
DEFINE
A flat shape with four straight sides and four square corners.

Hexagon
DEFINE
A flat shape with six straight sides.

Trapezoid
DEFINE
A flat shape with four straight sides and one set of parallel sides.

Cube
DEFINE
A solid shape with six square faces.

Rectangular Prism
DEFINE
A solid shape with six rectangular faces.

Sphere
DEFINE
A solid shape that is round and every point on the surface is equidistant from the center.

Attribute
DEFINE

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Download as PDF Download PDF View as Separate PageWHAT IS IDENTIFYING & DRAWING SHAPES BY ATTRIBUTES?An attribute is something that you notice. Shapes have attributes, like color, size, and the number of sides. Some attributes can tell you exactly what a shape is.
To better understand how to identify & draw shapes by attributes…
WHAT IS IDENTIFYING & DRAWING SHAPES BY ATTRIBUTES?. An attribute is something that you notice. Shapes have attributes, like color, size, and the number of sides. Some attributes can tell you exactly what a shape is. To better understand how to identify & draw shapes by attributes…LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Defining Attributes of a Triangle
A triangle has 3 straight sides. Triangles can be big and small. Triangles can be any color. Any closed shape with 3 straight sides is a triangle.
Defining Attributes of a Triangle A triangle has 3 straight sides. Triangles can be big and small. Triangles can be any color. Any closed shape with 3 straight sides is a triangle.Defining Attributes of a Circle
A circle is round with no sides or corners. Circles can be big and small. Circles can be any color. Being round with no sides or corners is the defining attribute of a circle.
Defining Attributes of a Circle A circle is round with no sides or corners. Circles can be big and small. Circles can be any color. Being round with no sides or corners is the defining attribute of a circle.Defining Attributes of a Rectangle and Square
A rectangle has 4 straight sides and 4 square corners. Rectangles can be big and small. Rectangles can be any color. Any shape with these attributes is a rectangle. A square is a rectangle where all the sides are the same length.
Defining Attributes of a Rectangle and Square A rectangle has 4 straight sides and 4 square corners. Rectangles can be big and small. Rectangles can be any color. Any shape with these attributes is a rectangle. A square is a rectangle where all the sides are the same length.Defining Attributes of a Hexagon
A hexagon has 6 straight sides. Hexagons can be big and small. Hexagons can be any color. Any shape with 6 straight sides is a hexagon.
Defining Attributes of a Hexagon A hexagon has 6 straight sides. Hexagons can be big and small. Hexagons can be any color. Any shape with 6 straight sides is a hexagon.Defining 3D Shapes
A cube has a defining attribute of having six square faces. A rectangular prism is like a cube, but all the faces are rectangles. The defining attribute of a rectangular prism is that it has six rectangular sides. The defining attribute of a sphere is that it is round, like a ball.
Defining 3D Shapes A cube has a defining attribute of having six square faces. A rectangular prism is like a cube, but all the faces are rectangles. The defining attribute of a rectangular prism is that it has six rectangular sides. The defining attribute of a sphere is that it is round, like a ball. 
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