$1 Math Center Spotlight: Shape Monsters

Can you build a scary monster out of shapes? Shape Monsters is a printable math center that will help your students practice creating composite shapes with 2D shapes! Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! 

First Grade Common Core Math Standard

1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

Directions: Use pattern blocks to create a monster. Write your work on a record sheet!

This printable math center includes:

  • 10 building mats
  • “Directions” page, storage label, and a record sheet
  • Color and black & white versions to help you save on ink!

How to use this in your classroom:

  1. Assign as an individual, partner, or small-group center!
  2. Engage your students during targeted, small-group instruction!
  3. Invite students to use when they finish other assignments early!
  4. Prep your sub plans with ease- called away to a meeting? Unexpected sick day? Your students will love playing this math game individually, in partners/groups, or teacher vs. student on a document camera!
  5. Fill extra time at the end of a lesson with a meaningful, standards-based activity!
  6. Print black & white copies to send home with your struggling students for extra practice!

Stop by next Monday for another $1 Math Center Spotlight! More first grade math centers for 2D geometry are available here:

Find this center in the following bundles:

  1. First Grade Math Centers BUNDLE | Two- Dimensional Geometry
  2. First Grade Math Centers MEGA BUNDLE | 64 Standards- Based Activities

In case you missed it, check out last week’s spotlight about making a 10 to subtract: Superhero Smash.

Published by Little Owl's Teacher Treats

Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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