Geometry is one of my favorite math units to teach because there are so many fun and meaningful activities for the kids to work on. We just completed our unit on Geometry and I wanted to share pictures from some of the kids’ favorite activities.
We began our geometry unit with this book. In this book, Matt and Bibi travel to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber for an ancient pharaoh. They become trapped in the pharaoh’s pyramid and only have each other, their dog, and the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to help them get out. Matt and Bibi must use their knowledge of geometric solids to find their way out.
I can’t say much about the plot of this story because it has a quite silly story line. However, the kids love it and learn the math concepts presented. It is one of those books where the kids are learning and don’t realize that they are. I left this book out during the entire unit and most of my students chose to reread it independently…must mean that they liked it!
One of the most challenging things about geometry is the vocabulary. There are just so many new terms that are hard for a young learner to master.
My kids loved to play this Geometry Bingo game. I had the kids play with a partner to encourage conversation using geometrical terms.
The kids loved this game and begged me to play it over and over. I loved how the game increased the students’ knowledge of some of the more confusing shapes and terms.
This was another kid favorite that worked on using geometrical terms. The students create an animal and then described the shapes used to make up the animal.
We watched this video to introduce the concept of symmetry.
Then, the students practiced making their own symmetrical designs.