|Here's one of the cool books I read during this unit; The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. It's a great one that talks about 3D shapes and 2D shapes in a fun way.|
|I found some fun worksheets to look at "edges and vertices" of shapes too. This goes along with our math unit in Geometry. Check them out HERE at ezschool.|
|In the past I have bought Pattern Block Stickers for this design art, but this year I had 30 kids so I just punched out lots of colorful pattern block shapes out of the Ellison Die Cuts. It took me over an hour to do enough! Whew!|
|Lines of symmetry in a few of these pattern block picture designs|
WHICH OF THESE DESIGNS SHOW A LINE OF SYMMETRY? It is fun and challenging for the kids to pick out the truly symmetrical designs!!
|I love how colorful and creative these pattern block art designs look too on black paper. I've seen them done on white paper plates too, but I think the darker color looks cool. Maybe we will try them on yellow plates one year, that might be cool!|
|Can you find the symmetrical one in this pattern block picture group? There is only one!|
|This is a fun center for the week too, magnetic pattern blocks. I have a magnet center in my room just made from using the side of a black filing cabinet. I have a rug in front of it and lots of magnetic games for fast finishers in math.|
|How about symmetry in this Pattern Blocks Design; there are a few!|
|Tell Which Designs are SYMMETRY?|
They turned out really fun to look at and share. The students were very creative and did a beautiful JOB!
HERE'S THE WRITING PROJECT:
Making a Geometry Book. The pages in it go like this....."I once was a _________ but now I'm a _________. Fill in with circle to sphere, or triange to pyramid, or square to cube. (I once was a circle, but now I'm a sphere shaped basketball in a Laker's Game.)
The students then draw a picture of a real life example with a sentence to describe how it is used or where they would find it.
Another Example: I once was a square but now I'm a cube of ice in a cold glass of Coke. Then they draw a glass with cubed ice inside. It's a lot of fun.
Each child does 5 to 7 pages and it takes a few days of writing time. But it's great integration of math and writing.