Shapes exist throughout our environment. The ability to identify common shapes is an important skill. These worksheets reinforce the learning process by combining two senses – vision (looking for specific shapes amongst others) and touch (tracing the outline of the shapes).
This file contains 10 worksheets.
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed:
Form Constancy is the ability to recognise any given visual stimulus as the same despite changes in its presentation, such as, size, colour, texture, direction, orientation or context.
In the “Similar Overlapping Shapes” worksheets, the student must identify all the same shapes, despite changes in their presentation (different angles/positions, different sizes).
Figure Ground perception is the ability to screen out any irrelevant visual material when presented with a lot of visual information at one time (to locate the important stimulus without getting confused by the background or surrounding images). This skill is key for good attention and concentration.
To search for the shape that is specified in the question in the “Similar Overlapping Shapes” worksheets, the student must focus in on that particular shape within the busy field of all the other overlapping shapes.
Visual Discrimination is the ability to identify differences and similarities between two or more visual stimuli by analysing their individual characteristics and distinctive features.
In the “Similar Overlapping Shapes” worksheets, the student must compare the features of any similar looking shapes, for example, circle/oval or square/rectangle, in order to distinguish between them.