Saturday, January 30, 2010

Perimeters, Areas, Angles, OH MY!!

Since we got back from Christmas break we have done a lot of work with measuring perimeter and area. We have also learned about charasteristics of triangles and quadrilaterals as well as right angles, an angle that is greater than 90 degrees, and an angle that is less than 90 degrees. We have also learned about flip, turns, and rotations. The kids have had alot of fun with this unit. They have measured just about EVERYTHING in the classroom including the Big yellow shape that has been put on our floor. They have made their own triangles and quadrilaterals with straws and twist ties. They have made tetromino shapes and determined the area of them. Who knew you could learn so much about area and geometry by playing games similar to my beloved childhood nintendo game tetrus. Please ask your child about the geometry activities they have done in math. In the afternoon when I ask the kids their favorite part of their day, it is no longer just RECESS. Math is fun! :)