Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Teaching Geometry couldn't be more DELICIOUS!

This month, my first graders have been exploring 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional Shapes, Symmetry, and Fractions.  
I've bought several new units to help add that certain substance to our very outdated Math Program.
One very special find was by my blogging friend and fellow first grade teacher Nancy VandenBerge over at First Grade WOW.
http://firstgradewow.blogspot.com/2014/01/sweet-geometry-and-geometrees.html
Nancy  came up with this incredible idea of using food and household items to make fast, and easy connections to math learning.
I used her idea of linking marshmallows as "vertices" and toothpicks as "sides".  Students then had to create a cube and triangular pyramid using these materials.




Anchoring the names to each shape was a genius idea and using the good-old-fashioned paper plate helped us do that!
If you are searching for some really neat, hands-on units that are cross-curricular and very yummy,
check out Nancy V. over at First Grade WOW!

Have a great week my friends!
First Grade Critter Cafe'

3 comments:

  1. I love this idea! My kiddos are having a hard time remembering what "vertices", "edges", & the like are. I'm betting this would help them!
    Thanks!

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  2. Love this! We start Geometry after spring break and I"ll be using these ideas! Thanks!

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  3. I love your focus wall...so organized and easy to read. I've pinned the picture for future reference!
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

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