Spatial Skills Teacher Resources
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Facing Up - Lesson 6
Learners create a map of their face and practice locating different parts using the geometric and measurement concepts they have learned in previous lessons. They reproduce their face and describe it to reinforce skills of measuring and mapping. Some terrific worksheets are embedded in this fine plan which combines elements of geography and math.
My Pet: Lesson 1 of 8
Primaries create a map of a pet in this unusual lesson. Once they finish the map, they label pet parts and then use directional and positional words to give a classmate a tour of their pet. You may want to have a special day for little ones to bring their actual pet to class and give another tour!
My Special Place at School
Young scholars get to experiment with using non-standard units of measurement. They also try their hand at creating a map of a special place at their school. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this lesson, which will make it easy to implement with your charges.
Looking Back and Moving Forward
Students culminate a measurement unit by linking measurement and geometry to create maps and charts to show spatial relationships, and to apply the principles of location, navigation, and direction by describing routes.
Students create pet maps. In this spatial relationships lesson, students design and label pet maps and then respond to questions regarding the process.
Gorilla Girl- Letter G Worksheet
In this letter g worksheet, learners complete activities with the letter g sound that include spatial skills, color skills, and phonemic awareness. They listen as the teacher reads the directions to locate the letter g over, under and in front of gorilla pictures. They listen for the letter g sound in words read by the teacher and circle yes or no indicating if they heard the sound.
Messing With Circles
Students construct circles using the Geometer's Sketchpad software. Given specific specifications, students sketch circles with a compass and paper and then by using the Geometer's Sketchpad. Students compare the actual compass drawn circles to the sketchpad circles. They write a summary of their findings.
First graders participate in a lesson plan in order to increase visual/spatial skills and counting blocks to recognize quantities. Working in pairs they work together with single blocks to recognize the represented number.
Students use this problem to develop spatial skills. As the students handle the shapes and join them together they strengthen their understanding of the attributes of shapes. This activity also gives students the opportunity to make up their own puzzles which is good for building confidence.
Developing Geometric Understandings and Spatial Skills through Tangram Puzzles
Students choose a picture and use all seven Tangram pieces to fill in the outline. They describe and visualize what figures look like when they are transformed through rotations or flips or are put together or taken apart in different ways.
Biodiversity in an Estuary
Students investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. In this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a plant and an animal in an estuary by producing a poster.
Shape shifters examine and experiment with pattern shapes. In this geometry lesson, they work in groups to name and describe pattern block shapes, and they discover the combinations of shapes that can be placed inside a hexagon.
Figuring in Football
Teach young learners about rectangles and shapes they see in the world around them. A discussion about how the world of sports often use two and three-dimensional shapes, from the equipment, to the playing fields themselves. A very good worksheet is included in the plan to help facilitate the activity.
Building a Dream House
Tenth graders explore how to use basic geometry and calculation skills to design their dream house. They use calculation to design the home and estimate the price within a budget of $150,000.
Olympic Games Puzzles
In this Olympics activity, students solve a 12 word crossword puzzle of Olympic host cities, then complete 9 fill in the blank questions where they are given a clue, the first name, and one letter of the last name, for each United States Olympian.
Child Development Through the Age of Six Years
Young scholars study the developmental processes students go through from an infant to age six.
In this critical thinking worksheet, students analyze how to match up 12 Egyptian symbols with their descriptions. Students utilize a word bank to fill in the blanks in 14 sentences that describe the unique characteristics of Roman attire.
Rap & Tango
Students compare and contrast rap music with tango music. For this cultural geography lesson, students identify similarities and differences in the musical styles. Students also explore the cultures that produce the 2 musical styles in order to discover their shared roots.
Students make puzzles from world maps, dramatizing how much of the globe is covered by ocean.
Figuring In Football
Students identify and visualize congruent and similar two-dimensional geometric figures. They recognize that rotations, translations, and reflections do not change geometric figures.