Lesson Plan: Positions of 3D Shapes Mathematics • Kindergarten

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use positional vocabulary to describe the locations of 3D shapes relative to each other.


Students will be able to

  • describe the locations of 3D shapes using positional language,
  • use positional language to identify a 3D shape.


Students should already be familiar with

  • 3D shapes,
  • the terms top, middle, and bottom,
  • the terms above, below, beside, between, left, right, and next to,
  • the terms in front of and behind,
  • the terms over and under,
  • the terms inside and outside.


Students will not cover

  • giving directions,
  • ordinal numbers.

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