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Geometric Figures

Allow students to create a book of pictures they have taken with a digital camera geometrical figures in their environment.


  • Students will identify two and three dimensional shapes and use appropriate geometric vocabulary to write a description of the figure by taking pictures of geometric figures in their own environment.
  • Students will create an expository response in which ideas and details follow an organizational pattern and are relevant to the purpose by explaining why the item from their environment forms the requested geometric figure and creating a book to share their pictures and information.


  • Review the geometric figures the students are asked to locate.
  • Let the students know they will need to locate these figures in the classroom or on the school grounds.
  • Send them out in pairs (photographer, spotter) and make sure they switch jobs.
  • Print the pictures and have the students write to explain why they chose each shape and how it represents the geometric figures requested.
  • Put the photos together as a book.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.2.2.4
  • LA.D.2.2.5
  • MA.C.1.2.1
  • VA.A.1.2.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.


  • List of geometric figures for the students to find
  • Digital Camera
  • Computer
  • Printer


  • Display some of the geometric figures on your morning news and challenge other classes to find more of them at your school.
  • Challenge your class to find as many different objects to represent each geometric figure and use the pictures to form a giant graph on a wall.

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