# Flat Shapes

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## Interactive Math Lesson - Flat Shapes

In this interactive math activity, your first-grade students will practice identifying flat shapes. Questions in this online math lesson will help students learn to recognize two-dimensional shapes, including triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, pentagons, hexagons, and more. Upon completion of this online math lesson, your students will have improved their skills and increased their confidence in identifying flat shapes.

Questions in this first-grade math game are presented in a variety of formats, including fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and multiple choice. Students may be asked to "Choose the hexagon," or "Drag the shapes into the chart." If students need a little extra help answering a math question, they can click on the "Hint" button. They will be shown a relevant pictorial clue that will point them to the correct answer. When students answer incorrectly, a detailed explanation page will appear to show the right answer. If applicable, a step-by-step tutorial will show them how to achieve the correct answer. Students move through the lesson having learned from past mistakes.

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## Level

This online math lesson is classified as Level A. It may be ideal for a first-grade class.

## Common Core Standard

K.G.A.2, MA.1.GR.1.1, 1.6D
Geometry

Identify And Describe Shapes (Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Hexagons, Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, And Spheres).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

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