Module 3-Math KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will practice writing, saying, and counting from 1 to 3. Students will create basic shapes. The basic shapes are the circle, rectangle, triangle, and square. Students will describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and their relative positions, using the terms above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Count and Write to 3 pen or pencil;
2 The Shape of It pen or pencil
crayons or colored pencils
yarn (24" long)
3 Shapes and Their Position pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Count and Write to 3
1. Write and say the numbers 1-3 in order.
2 The Shape of It
1. Describe and identify basic (2D) shapes (circle, rectangle, square, and triangle).
3 Shapes and Their Position
1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and their relative positions, using the terms above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
one
two
three
circle
rectangle
triangle
square
sides
corners
shapes
above
below
beside
in front of
behind
next to

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Count and Write to 3 7 Count and Write to 3 Assignment
2 The Shape of It 6 The Shape of It Assignment
3 Shapes and Their Position 5 Shapes and Their Position Assignment

None

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Count and Write to 3
1. Can you count to 3?
2. How do you write the number 1?
3. How do you write the number 2?
4. How do you write the number 3?
The Shape of It
1. How many sides does a circle have?
2. How many sides does a triangle have?
3. How many sides does a square have?
Shapes and Their Position
1. How many types of shapes can you name?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
The Shape of It Identifying Shapes
1. Name three shapes shown in this video and their characteristics.
Shapes and Their Position Finding Shapes
1. What shapes did you see in this video?
2. Describe a circle.
3. Describe a triangle.
4. Describe a square.
5. Describe a pentagon.

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

• What is the main idea?
• What are three things new you learned?
• How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Mouse Shapes Ellen Stoll Walsh AD480L
2 Shape by Shape Suse MacDonald
3 Snippets: A story about paper shapes Diane Alber
4 A-B-A-B-A―a Book of Pattern Play Brian P. Cleary
5 Pattern Fish (Math Is Fun!) Trudy Harris

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Take your student to an art museum to search for patterns and shapes in different works of art.