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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use toothpicks to build different triangles and squares and then use the toothpicks to build and solve some tricky shape puzzles. This lesson plan contains Texas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this group activity, learners make multi-sided polygons with string. Learners slide a long piece of string through their fingers to make different kinds of triangles (isosceles, right,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners work together to make polygons (many-sided shapes) with string. Learners sit on the floor and hold onto a piece of string slid between their thumbs and index fingers....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 41-47 of PDF), learners explore tesselating geometric patterns (repeated shapes, similar to the art of M.C. Escher). They play with existing shapes, either with laminated...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners repeat patterns in two and three dimensions to create tessellations. This activity combines the creativity of an art project with the challenge of solving a puzzle. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners follow simple directions to explore and create platonic solids. Learners count the number of faces, edges, and vertices in the structures they make out of paper and look...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners arrange triangles together to make patterns to create paper quilts. Learners experiment with arranging the triangles in different ways to make various designs. Use this...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics


(remove)CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1

Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.