# Flat Shapes

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## Interactive Math Lesson - Flat Shapes

Students will identify two-dimensional shapes in this interactive math lesson geared toward second grade. As students work through this geometry activity, they will become familiar with circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons. Upon completion of this online math lesson, children will have gained confidence and proficiency in identifying flat shapes.

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## Level

This interactive math lesson is classified as Level B. It may be ideal for second grade students.

## Common Core Standard

2.G.A.1
Geometry

Students will recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, including triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

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