For the next two weeks, your child will be learning about 2-D shapes. The goals will be for your child to use shapes to make other shapes, to identify shapes that are congruent (the same size and shape), and to recognize symmetry in shapes. These skills will help your child to understand that many shapes are related to one another and that shapes can be sorted and given the same name, such as a set of parallelograms or a set of triangles. Your child should begin to notice interesting geometric designs in his or her world. You might talk to your child about how these designs have been created. At the end of the chapter, your child will be using knowledge of shapes to create geometric designs.