Discovering Geometry Through Patch-Pictures
This article discusses the use of geometric shapes to make pictures. Students learn that the 'prime figures' can be combined to make new shapes, and that shapes can overlap. In using their creativity, students can learn and understand aspects of geometry through...
Engaging Elementary Students in Geometry and Measurement
This article shares several activities drawn from a set of 158 lessons which seek to engage students and teachers in active mathematics learning. The activities include: classification of plane figures; classification of space figures; making an inch or centimeter...
Geometry - Illuminations Web Links
Explore web resources aligned to the NCTM geometry standard, including quilts, problem-solving pattern blocks, area and volume, factoring through geometry, tessllations,symmetry, shapes and space, 3-D creations, polyominoes, vectors and more.
Geometry Virtual Manipulatives
Virtual manipulatives organized by grade level, including attribute blocks and trains, congruent triangles, geoboards, tangrams, mazes, tessellations, transformations, fractals, and more.
Home Makeover Unit
In this complete math unit, "students will learn how to solve for area and perimeter of squares, triangles, and circles. They will apply this knowledge in the practical setting of building or redoing a home." Learning experiences include videos,...
The Stowaway Adventure
Grade 6-Grade 12
Use real-time data from the internet to track ships at sea, determine their destination, and predict when they will arrive. A very interesting activity which offers opportunity to learn some world geography, practice the scientific method, and apply math skills...