2nd Grade Basic Geometry Lesson Plan Example

Topic:Basic Geometry

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and name basic shapes and understand their properties.


  • Large poster board or wall space
  • Markers or crayons
  • Assorted small objects such as buttons, beads, pom-poms, or other 3D shapes


  • Ask the students to brainstorm a list of different shapes they might see around them.Write their responses on the poster board or wall.
  • Discuss the properties of each shape, such as whether it has straight sides or curved sides, and if it can be folded in half without overlapping.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the names of the basic geometric shapes:
  • Circle: A round shape with no straight sides
  • Rectangle: A square shape with four straight sides
  • Triangle: A shape with three sides, where two sides are connected by a corner
  • Disco

Guided Practice:

  • Have the students work in pairs to draw and label the geometric shapes on blank paper.
  • Walk around the room to provide assistance and guidance as needed.

Independent Practice:

  • Have the students use the blank paper to create their own geometric shapes, using the basic geometric shapes (rectangle, square, triangle, circle) as a guide.
  • Encourage them to be creative and to think outside the box.
  • Provide assistance and guidance as needed.


  • Review the properties of each of the basic geometric shapes and how they can be used to create various geometric
  • shapes.
  • Ask the students to share their creations with the class and discuss how they used the basic geometric shapes to create
  • them.


  • Observe the students during the independent practice activity and provide feedback on their use of the basic geometric shapes to
  • create geometric shapes.
  • Evaluate the students' creations and provide feedback on their accuracy and use of the basic geometric shapes.

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