Monday, February 18, 2013

More about Geometry

As I posted not long ago, our current unit of study is about Geometry. Students have had many chances to explore two-dimensional shapes in a variety of ways. Today, some students played a game called "Make My Design," in which one person made a design with six pattern blocks behind the file folder and then had to use descriptive words to help their partner create the same design. They did very well! I also introduced the word polygons. Polygons are two-dimensional shapes that follow these rules: only straight sides, no overlapping/intersecting lines, and no gaps. Students will have an opportunity to make polygons with straws, twist ties, and pipe cleaners at the "Hands On" math station tomorrow if they didn't already do this activity today. The Math tab on this blog has a Geometry section, which students enjoyed exploring today. Tomorrow we will start to learn about three-dimensional shapes.

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