Introduction to basic shapes
Shall we go to the shop?
Look at the picture given in the previous page and colour the
similar objects given below with the same colour.
Let us learn the names of the basic shapes.
Can you suggest one more
example for each shape?
Rectangle: labtop, TV, ratio,
Circle: plate, cycle tyre, Gold
Triangle: cycle front sheet
Place your thumb impression on the shape which is similar to the
Play with clay
Create different shapes of
your own using clay and display them.
Join the dots and get different shapes. One is done for you.
Think like a Mathematician
1. Can you draw basic
shapes in different sizes using the given
2. Can you draw a circle
by joining the given dots?
In the given picture, shade the similar shapes with same colour.
Count and write them below.
Let us clap
• Draw the shapes of square, triangle, rectangle and circle on
• When the teacher starts
clapping, students have to run around the shapes.
• When the teacher stops
clapping, all the students should stand on any one of the shapes, as they like.
• Now the teacher can show
any one of the shape cards. Then the students who are standing on the particular shape will clap and
say the name of it loudly (Eg: If the teacher shows the 'square' card, the students standing on the 'square' shape will clap and say the name 'square' loudly).
• Teacher can continue the
game till the students get familiarized with all
Let us form shapes
• Divide the students into two or three groups according to the
strength of the class.
• When the teacher says the name of any one of the shapes, all the
children in the groups should move to form that particular shape.
• Teacher can appreciate the group which forms the said shape
correctly and quickly.
• Teacher can repeat this game for other shapes also.