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Round is a Shape. Geometric Explorations

The visual side of mathematics takes us from hands on activities to architecture to master piece paintings
A Collection By Mary Page
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Round is a Shape. Geometric Explorations
  • Mary Page says:
    All elementary levels and all approaches to exploring 2D and 3D shapes in one stop resource place. This lets you tailor your lessons to a learning modality easily.
  • Mary Page says:
    Class video clips to reinforce geometric concepts set in real design or real world applications. Video makes it interesting and can make a difficult concept come to life. Students brains now a days are set up for visual streaming media so use it to your advantage.
  • Geometry Games for Kids

    Webtool
    kidsmathgamesonline.com
    kidsmathgamesonline.com
    Mary Page says:
    A series of geometry games designed to develop spatial reasoning. Spatial reasoning takes many hands on activities to fully develop it. Then one must move it to paper and get a student to turn shapes in their head. Art teachers have plenty of ideas that can help with that.
  • ams.org
    ams.org

    Mathematics and Art

    5 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    American Mathematical Society suggestions on teaching high level math thinking at an elementary level using paper folding. The goal is graduation at 12th grade not just your grade level so you want to know what students are headed for.
  • Geometry

    Website
    thereadingnook.com
    thereadingnook.com
    Mary Page says:
    List of Math literature books that develop math concepts to a problem solving depth. Having a list makes purchasing with district and campus discretionary funds easy. Most of these I used with Hispanic at risk students who were failing math. It cheered students on giving them hope and the stories were good. It's a good activity that parents could do with their child as well.
  • paperfolding.com
    paperfolding.com

    Origami & Math

    10 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    Origami is an extremely hands on way to experience geometry and develop spatial sense. The gradual folding of the paper makes different geometric shapes creating visual scaffolding for math problems finding shapes within a shape.It is application level of shapes and develops structural thinking at a deep level. It also teaches perspective. An origami model can be turned 360 degrees developing rotational visualization in the mind's eye.
  • Mary Page says:
    Series of lessons emphasizing the relationships found in geometry from a NASA perspective. Numbers have relationships and in work it is the relationship between the numbers that matter the most. Relationships determine pathways and possibilities.
  • cimt.plymouth.ac.uk
    cimt.plymouth.ac.uk

    Geometric Explorations with Dynamic Geometry Applications based on van Hiele Levels

    30 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    Having a defined thinking approach saves time. Using this one it covers geometry from at least 5 aspects ensuring a teacher does not do her favorite way all the time set children up for failure. Tests cover all 5 ways which are visualization, analysis, abstraction, deduction, and rigor. One of the problems in the curriculum is it leaves this aspect of math levels within a concept out but teachers are expected to find those levels and teach those perspectives.
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