Literature Based Arithmetic

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

Tana Hoban

Identifying Shapes

This book is simply a book of photographs.  Look through the book together and find the shapes listed at the beginning of the book.  The more difficult shapes to identify are arcs, hexagons, and trapezoids.


Give students a couple of sheets of paper with shapes to color and cut out.  They can use the shapes to create a picture by arranging the shapes to look like trees or houses.  Let them be creative and explore the shapes!  Here’s an image you could print: