Geometry Manipulatives

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Math For Elementary Teachers
LaTonia Scott
August 3, 2013
Diane Hughes

I Spy Geometric Shapes

The Activity that I have come up with is called I Spy Geometric Shapes for kindergarten or first grade as I will be instructing either grade level. Before I attempt to play this game, I will make sure that my students are aware of the different shapes.
Detailed Description/Instructions for the Activity-I as the teacher say I spy something with eight sides, three sides, four sides, five sides, or six sides. I can put my class into three groups and then call out the sides, I will give each group a couple of minutes to figure out what geometric shape I am speaking of whether it is a triangle, rectangle, hexagon, trapezoid, parallelogram, or pentagon. I would then ask the children to describe the shape, for example a rectangle can be used for a computer screen. This game will help my students better understand these different geometric shapes, and it can also be quite fun, as the children will play by themselves eventually.
Materials needed- Pictures of a pentagons, trapezoids, triangles, hexagon, rectangle, and a parallelogram, these items are going to be large enough so the children are able to see them. I will also have pictures from magazines as well, so they are able to see these geometric shapes in a real-life manner.
National Council of Teacher Mathematics Standards. –This activity meets many of the National Council of Teacher Mathematics Standards, including showing the different characteristics of two and three dimensional geometric shapes as well as developing mathematical arguments about geometric relationships. According to "Geometry Standard" (2013),”They will be able to recognize, and name two dimensional shapes, as well as describing the attributes as well as the parts of two and three dimensional shapes.” They also will be able to show the…...

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