Can You Draw This?

Curriculum Goal

Kindergarten: Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour

• Describe, sort, classify, build, and compare two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures, and describe the location and movement of objects through investigation (#17).
• Apply the mathematical processes to support the development of mathematical thinking, to demonstrate understanding, and to communicate thinking and learning in mathematics, while engaged in play-based learning and in other contexts (#20).

Primary: Geometry and Spatial Sense

• Compose and decompose various structures, and identify the two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects that these structures contain.

Context

• Students communicate their spatial thinking by recalling the details of an image shown to them for a brief moment.
• Students have a hard surface to draw on and have a clear view of teacher or interactive whiteboard.
• This lesson can also be easily adapted to an online environment.

Materials

• “Can You Draw This Images” to be shown to the class:
• “Blank square templates” for students to draw what they observe:
• Printable PDF (Appendix C).
• Virtual Learning: Jamboard File to be copied for each student (Appendix D)

Lesson

• For only a few seconds, present an image from the “Can You Draw This Image” file to your class.
• Hide the image and give students a few minutes to recreate it on their “Blank Square Templates”
• Show the image again and invite students to make edits or changes to their drawing.
• Ask for volunteers to share the process they used to create their drawing.
• Repeat with subsequent images.

Look Fors

• How do the students speak about the shapes? Do they use their proper names (e.g., square, triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon)?
• Do the students use spatial language (e.g., above, below, besides, underneath, top, bottom)?
• How do the children remember and describe the design?

Extension

• Have students create their own design/image that they will challenge a classmate to draw. The student will use spatial language to describe to their classmate what they have drawn.