Geometry

Primary (X) - Geometry (X)

Geometry (2004)

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Make sense of math! Using number sense, algorithms and hands-on manipulative, kids tackle math problems found in real-life situation. Whether splitting a pizza evenly, estimating the cost of a new toy or graphing the results of a science project, math is encountered in many forms.

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Elementary
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Geometry

Shapes in Transportation

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Two children explore the different shapes they see during a road trip to the city. Defines geometric terms such as angle, cylinder, dimension, line segment, parallel, prism, and rhombus.

Shapes in Transportation

Makey Takey: Shape Identification

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This kit is designed for use as a center activity with a Pre-K or Kindergarten class. This was designed to address the NY Common Core Math standards PK.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles), and K.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres). The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Do an Hour of Code | Tynker

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Build the computer literacy and problem solving skills students need to become innovators of the future. 

Introduce students to computer programming, or take their coding skills to the next level as they engage in fun activities and projects that enhance STEM learning outcomes. With an Hour of Code with Tynker, teachers can easily introduce the basics of computer programming in a fun and intuitive way.  Start with any of the six adventure puzzles, then students can apply what they’ve learned to create fun projects to share with others – multi-level and multi-player games, math patterns, interactive comics and greeting cards. 

No programming experience is required.  Use the resources provided to quickly plan a successful Hour of Code for your class. Students can access Candy Quest and Dragon Dash puzzles from this site.  The rest of the activities, plus a teacher's guide and answer keys, can be found at hourofcode.tynker.com.

Wallpaper Tessellations | Cybechase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry decides to wallpaper his living room walls. He takes some measurements and then goes to a store to buy wallpaper, but he finds out the cost is much too high. Since he still wants to cover his walls, he realizes he can use some leftover scraps of wallpaper he finds in the trash to create a tessellation on his wall.

Geometry and Spatial Relations: It's a Perfect Fit (Part 2)

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In this resource group, teachers can focus on the topic of geometry and spatial relations by having students identify and describe numerical relationships found among pattern block shapes. Students learn to join pattern block pieces together to cover a region. This resource group is part of the Mathline Elementary School Math Project.

Between the Lions - Letter Bit: Shapes

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Watch real kids introduce different shapes from their everyday lives. This video segment from Between the Lions focuses on recognizing and naming some of the shapes that can be found around you in your everyday life.

Blossom and Snappy Build Scale Models | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy learn about scale models and how they are used in the design and construction of buildings. They visit an architectural firm, a construction site, Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery, and Clark Atlanta University Science Center. They learn how to build their own scale model of a house.

Bob the Builder | Who Helps Build a Community?

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Just as Bob the Builder and his team manipulate their environment, preschoolers like to explore and manipulate their environments, too! They are natural builders! Blocks are meant to be stacked, blanket forts draped over furniture, or a stream of water dammed and redirected. In this activity, children are introduced to Bob's team and the important role each plays in planning and building a community.

What is Construction? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids that construction starts with a plan and requires teamwork. Construction workers use lots of different materials and shapes.

Angles | What's Good

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Take the court with retired NBA star and current basketball analyst Kendall Gill to learn about the science of the perfect shot. We use angles every day—to build ramps and slides, steer a car, shoot basketballs, throw baseballs, and kick soccer balls. In fact, the science of angles is in almost every sport we play and every movement we make, so go out and play a game with your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Angles Lesson Plan!

Snack Hacks | Watermelon Cupcakes

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Snack Hacks are fun healthy recipes to make with your child that provide positive experiences with healthy foods. Spend some quality time together while building science, reading, and math skills. Sprinkle some fun on this Watermelon Cupcake snack!

Fire Station Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids visit the fire station, where they learn about the parts of the fire truck, tour the station house, learn the importance of a fire drill and exit signs and demonstrate how to "Stop, Drop, and Roll."

Snack Hacks | Watermelon Sandwiches

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Snack Hacks are fun healthy recipes to make with your child that provide positive experiences with healthy foods. Spend some quality time together while building science, reading, and math skills. Watermelon Sandwiches shape into a delicious treat!

Addends of Six with Manipulatives

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Introducing the benefits of manipulatives to explore addition concepts. This 1st grade teacher asks her students to use unifix cubes to create addends of six before recording their findings.

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