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University of Minnesota

#### Balance: The Ears Have It

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Don't go around and around with the same concept! A hands-on activity explores the vestibular system and circular motion. After spinning a group member, lab partners examine their eye movement. Making observations allows the group to...
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#### Connect the Dots: Isometric Drawing and Coded Plans

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Individuals discover how to draw cubes on triangle-dot paper. They use cubes to build structures and draw corresponding isometric drawings on dot paper in the second lesson of the series of five. The activity also introduces the concept...
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Teach Engineering

#### Let's Learn About Spatial Viz!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you see your class working on spatial visualization? The first installment of a five-part module introduces the concept of spatial visualization and provides a 12-question diagnostic assessment to test spatial visualization skills....
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Resources for Early Childhood

#### Making Math Meaningful and Enjoyable

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Your young learners will enjoy mathematics that is meaningful correspondence as they play their way to a deep mathematical foundation. Organized around the math standards, this appropriate sequence of conceptual, preschool...
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Curated OER

#### Geometric Shapes, Construction Perspective

For Students 4th - 6th
Learners examine three different geometric solid shapes and their nets. They answer multiple choice, spatial awareness questions where they determine which view: front, top or either, the net represents.
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Curated OER

#### Mirror, Mirror

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Geometry students use hinged mirrors to discover that the regular polygons are composed of triangles tessellating around a center point. They sketch triangles on paper models of the regular polygons having 3 to 10 sides and compute the...
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Curated OER

#### Marshmallow Fun Day - math

For Teachers K
Early learners rotate to different classroom centers and participate in six activities based on using marshmallows to review concepts learned. They make: marshmallow sculptures (geometric shapes), the shape of mittens using colored...
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Curated OER

#### Triple Pin Soccer

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Triple Pin Soccer promises to be a fast paced, high action game, especially if there is more than one ball in play. The players have an opportunity to score in three different goals while protecting their own. Looks like it's going to be...
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Curated OER

#### Pipe Cleaner Sculpture

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners of any age can make the most out of their pipe cleaners. This art project idea is very simple and yet, it could result in some amazing works of art. They use pipe cleaners, flat styrofoam, straws, pasta, and beads to create...
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#### Positions

For Students K - 1st
A four question worksheet to teach, re-teach, or check for understanding of spatial relationships. Your young learners determine the position of the colored balls in relation to the box. They check off the answer that illustrates whether...
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Curated OER

#### Rhythmic Movement

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore how waves move in the ocean with your young learners. Fill a two-liter bottle half full with colored water, and have the youngsters move the bottle to make waves inside of it. Then have them listen to the song "Wipe Out"....
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Curated OER

#### Frieze Patterns And Tiles

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate geometry with the use of a creative project. They review relevant vocabulary that includes turn, flip, side, and angles. Students also practice conducting transformations used as inspiration for the project. Then...
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Curated OER

#### We've got the whole world in our hands

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore spatial sense in regards to maps about the globe. In this maps lesson plan, students label oceans, locate the continents and poles, follow directions, and explain the symbols on a map.
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Curated OER

#### Winter Lake Skating

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students pretend to be ice skating on a frozen lake. The teacher is able to demonstrate proper skating technique using paper plates, bean bags and ice skating music. The students "ice skate" while the music plays, however, when the...
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Curated OER

#### Identifying Angles

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss and examine examples of the different types of angles. After learning the names of the geometric shapes students identify the types of angles and then complete the Kidspiration activity, Identifying Angles.
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Pennsylvania Department of Education

#### Modeling Spatial Relationships

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students model spatial relationships using math manipulatives. In this spatial relationships lesson, students work with a partner, and either connecting links or linking cubes that are three different colors. They explain to each other...
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Pennsylvania Department of Education

#### Making Triangles

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners use interactive geoboards to identify simple geometric shapes. In this making triangles lesson plan, students describe the properties associated with geometric shapes. Learners develop spatial sense and the mathematical meaning...
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Curated OER

#### Spatial Awareness and Understanding Directions

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars follow directions. In this spatial awareness activity, students play follow the leader around an obstacle course following simple directions.
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#### Piece It Together

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders develop spatial sense, such as above and below. In this spatial sense lesson, 2nd graders go on a scavenger hunt and to piece together the clues. Each clue has a question using spatial vocabulary.
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Curated OER

#### Building Perspectives App

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore a perspective application of the TI-73. In this middle school mathematics lesson, young scholars view the front, back, right, and left views of a city to determine the height of each building in a city plan.
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Curated OER

#### Putting the 'pi' in Pumpkin Pie

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use geometric formulas to divide a pumpkin pie. In this geometric formulas lesson, students review equations for area and circumference of a circle and divide a pumpkin pie to practice the formulas. Students use the Pythagorean...
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Curated OER

#### Sugar and Fat Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners participate in a game of chase and learn about healthy food choices. In this physical activity and healthy diet lesson, students play a game of chase by role playing as sugar and fat examples Learners name examples of fruits and...
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Curated OER

#### Catching and Throwing Circuit

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice their catching and throwing skills. In this physical education lesson, students participate in a circuit activity that requires them to catch and throw using a variety of equipment.
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Curated OER

#### Two-Dimensional Drawings from Three Dimensional Objects

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify and replicate two dimensional illustrations of three dimensional objects. In this spatial visualization lesson, 6th graders practice viewing objects from various sides. Student participate in stations to view...