DIVIDING SHAPES AND SETS LESSON PLAN
Teacher Materials:
• Overhead projector
• Six paper clips
Student Materials:
• Chalk or white board
for each student with accompanying writing
utensil, or piece of paper and pencil.
• Dividing
Shapes Worksheet
Lesson Part I:
 Draw a large rectangle on the board.
Divide it into 5 equal parts. Draw another
rectangle and divide it into 5 unequal
parts.
 Ask the students which rectangle has
been divided into parts that are the same
size and shape. Explain that this means
the rectangle has been divided into even
parts.
 Draw a circle and divide it into 4 unequal
parts. Draw another circle and divide it
into 4 equal parts.
 Ask the students which circle has been
divided evenly.
 Repeat as many times as the teacher deems
necessary.
Lesson Part II:
 Write the word "set" on the board. Explain
that a set is a group of objects that are
all the same.
 Place six paperclips on the overhead
projector. Switch it on. Show the students
that this is a set of paperclips. Take two
of the paperclips and set them apart.
 Ask the students if the sets are equal.
 Divide the paperclips into two equal
sets.
 Ask the students if the sets are equal.
 Repeat as many times as the teacher deems
necessary.
Assessment:
Use the worksheet to evaluate whether students
understood the concept.
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