Elementary

Professional (X) - Elementary (X) - Geometry (X)

Geometry: Tiling the Plaza

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of geometry by having students arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and explore geometric patterns. This video can be used in conjunction with the Tiling the Plaza lesson plan.

Kites Field Trip

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Let’s go fly a kite! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids at Skyward Kites. Learn about the shapes of kites, the parts of kites, kite safety, and how to make a kite! So much fun! Come fly with us!

General Pentagon's Alibi | The Odd Squad

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Learn about shapes in this fun clip from the Odd Squad. General Pentagon tries to convince Otto that he didn't steal Lord Rectangle's birthday cake.

Centigurps Escape | The Odd Squad

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Learn about spheres and the importance of following directions with the Odd Squad. Ms. O needs Otto to deliver a secret box to storage at headquarters, but he can't help but look inside. When he opens the box, he accidentally releases a spherical centigurp that turns into 100 centigurps! Otto and Oscar have to get them all back before Ms. O finds out.

Welcome to the Tube Lobby | The Odd Squad

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Learn about three-dimensional objects with the Odd Squad. Oscar trains agents on how to use the Odd Squad tube system.

Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy redecorate the messy garage which involves measuring lenghts and calculating area. They learn some ideas on redecoration by visiting a furniture store, a neon company, and an art supply store. They turn junk into decorations.

Squares

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must build a raft to cross a river. The first raft they build floats, but there are gaps between the pieces of the raft that allow biting piranhas to jump through the holes. The CyberSquad uses their knowledge of tessellations to build a second raft that has no gaps or overlaps.

Measurement: What's Your Angle?

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of measurement and have students apply inductive reasoning skills to devise procedures for using a protractor. This video can be used in conjunction with the What's Your Angle? lesson plan.

Let's Cut to Fit

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In this Cyberchase video clip, Jackie finds a rectangular box that is in need of a top. She measures the box and notes that is 16 cyber-inches vertically and 18 cyber-inches horizontally. She mistakenly draws a rhombus with the same dimensions. Matt says it looks like the rectangle is "leaning" and they discover that a rectangle must have four ninty-degree corners. They use material that already has one perfectly square corner and a carpenter's ruler to re-draw the box top.

Making Rock Candy | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca helps her friend make rock candy and discovers some interesting shapes. They also visit The Museum of Natural History and look at a variety of rocks and minerals, identifying and describing the many 2-D and 3-D shapes that are found in these specimens.

Show Me What Ya Got!

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A "Cyberchase" video clip in which the kids learn about the properties of parallelograms.

Triangular Predicament

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Learn about the properties of a triangle in this "Cyberchase" clip.

Pull 'Er Up

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In this video segment from Eureeka!, the CyberSquad pulls up the flat sides of a 2-dimensional net to make a 3-dimensional building.

Triangles

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must build a path to cross a stream of hot lava. They find a pile of triangle shaped tiles which float in the lava and don’t melt. They work together to try to figure out how to create a path made of the triangle tiles that has no gaps and no overlaps. Check out the video segment "Hexagons" to see if the CyberSquad makes it across the stream of lava.

Harry Walks the Line

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In this Cyberchase video clip, Harry and his cousin are on Amsterdam Ave., but are having a hard time finding each other. First, Harry uses properties of a line to suggest that he moves north while his cousin moves south, thinking that the points will eventually converge. When that doesn't work, Harry asks his cousin to meet at the exact point on the avenue where it intersects with 79th street.

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