Thursday, September 6, 2012

What the hexagon is that shape? Hexagon Song {FREEBIE}

Poor little hexagon! It's so misunderstood and so commonly confused with the octagon. I'm pretty sure it suffers from major hurt feelings because kids just don't seem to be able to make the connection with it that they seem to make with the 8-sided stop-sign-shaped octagon. :)

After testing my kiddos on 2D shape recognition Wednesday and 60% of them not being able to recall the name of the hexagon after several days of direct instruction, I knew I had to do something to help. So, I came up with a song and a simple worksheet that I'm hoping will help them remember this time. (I'll let you know when I retest next week.)

I hope you will be able to use the song and worksheet in your classroom, as well. Just click on one of the pictures below to grab a copy.


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  1. Thanks, Marlana! You are right. They always don't remember the hexagon. I just finished up as well and found this to be true. I am going to use this as a small group intervention activity for those who still can't identify it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh what a sweet song- it's sure to stick! Thanks for the freebie! Blessings.

  3. Thank you so much!!! This is adorable!
    Amy :)

  4. Thanks Marlana! My kiddos loved the song and it really helped them remember. :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

  5. I almost died when I read this post! We discussed hexagons last week in Math, and after having my kids "meet" Circle Jo, Sally Square, etc, they were upset with me that I didn't have a hex friend for them to meet! I searched everywhere!! At least now I'm ready for next year!!

    The Eagle's Nest