Today's post will be resources that will support your learning during Math Work Stations. I am wrapping up the end of my school year and I don't have as much time as I'd like to dedicate to this chapter. :(
I think Colleen did an excellent job explaining what geometry is and is not.
First of all, students will need access to some geometry supplies.
Must Have Supplies
Have enough supplies for partners to use when introducing the geometric shapes. I usually sort them in ziplock baggies. Don't forget to give time just for exploration. Then, model the appropriate use of the learning tools. Review needed vocabulary.
Go here if you'd like to purchase some of these items.
I thought these two videos would be great when first introducing geometry; especially to younger children.
Math Workstation Idea
I like to read Grandfather Tang's Story and create the pictures from this story together. We usually do this over a period of days. I think this is a great lesson for older students. Younger students may enjoy Thee Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes. I plan to use this with my students because they can read it independently. I will copy and laminate tangrams that they can use to create the shapes. Here is the link. Younger children may need these cards to help them create the animals in the story. I will be sure to include Math Talk.
I will be back with more suggestions; hopefully, next week when I have a little more time.
Happy Teaching and Learning!
PS- Just getting started with Math Work Stations. You can link up here, if you like. People are still reading earlier chapters. :)