Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Geometry and Measurement

Still following the path of individualized math learning using Math on the Level (and other resources like Life of Fred), we have begun a unit on Geometry and Measurement. The first day we had some fun with shapes using pattern blocks and tangrams.

The kids could choose a blank pattern or one with the shapes outlined.

R11 tried out some Tangram cards- these are difficult!

Not surprisingly, things turn to free play and elaborate pretend games begin. Do you see the elegant table with chairs all around? R11 and J6 were entertaining kings and queens!

Another good use of trays- there in the background more free shape play for J6- after he completed the pattern page underneath.
This time around we are hitting lines, rays, angles, etc and tomorrow we'll be using a protractor to measure and draw angles. Today I had the kids make a notebook page on some of the math terms we've been reading about and using this week. Stay tuned for the results on that. This set of goals is on R11's list of geometry objectives in my planner.


Laurie said...

I appreciate you sharing your math adventures. A friend recently gave me a long term loan of her "Math On The Level". I admit to being a little lost. Looking around your blog has helped.

Heather said...

Thanks for the feedback Laurie. Let me know if I can answer any more questions.