Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Workshop Wednesday: Geometry

Happy Wednesday!

http://ideasbyjivey.blogspot.com/2014/04/workshop-wednesday-teaching-geometry.html
Today's topic: Geometry!

Geometry is one of my very favorite math topics to teach, because most kids do very well with geometry (and it's a nice break from all that computational math!).

I also love geometry because it does very well with foldables!

Now, I will admit that these pictures are from last year-because we haven't reached geometry yet.

I don't know when we will reach it. I am so behind in this pilot that it is not even funny. Of course, they put geometry at the end of everything (not sandwiched in between multiplication/division and fractions like I like to do) and we are just finishing up our division (and we're rushing a little). Ack! Magic needs to happen! (I just have to get out my wand! ;)

So-onto fun geometry foldables!
 This one talks about shape transformations-it was one of my very first pins! (But my pin is now a broken link :(

 Shape prefix definitions! (Original idea here)

 Triangle types! (Original idea here)


Line foldables! (my own ah-ha moment!)

After we learned all about geometry, we had kind of a unique test (at least for these kids!) I used task cards to test their knowledge! (which I think they loved, because hello?! they got to sprawl on the floor!)

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

3 comments:

  1. Your foldables look great Kaitlyn! And, I agree, geometry is a nice break and the kids love it!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  2. Love foldables!! They are engaging and interactive!! Thank you for some great new ones to add to my collection!

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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  3. My kids love geometry too! The foldables look great! Thanks for linking up!
    Jivey

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