In this geometry models activity, students use plasticine or modeling clay to create 3 shapes as described in the instructions. Students also create a model of a person with the modeling compound and draw it.
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Identify and Describe Geometric Figures
In search of a comprehensive geometry resource to supplement your elementary math instruction? Look no further. This geometry chapter, taken straight out of a math textbook, provides everything you need to begin teaching young...
2nd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Masters and Study Link Masters
Help young mathematicians shape their understanding of geometry with this series of worksheets and activities. Starting with an introduction to line segments, lines, and rays, the first unit in this math series continues on to explore...
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement
Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson plan series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other...
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Plotting Ordered Pairs on a Four Quadrant Grid
Consider how to plot the positive and negative numbers in the four quadrants of a coordinate plane. The lesson is scaffolded through teacher modeling before moving into creating their own labeled grid and drawing geometric shapes. A...
5th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Surrounded and Covered
What effect does changing the perimeter have on the area of a figure? The five problems in the resource explore this question at various grade levels. Elementary problems focus on the perimeter of rectangles and irregular figures with...
K - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
What’s a Square Foot Anyway? Laying Out the Design Plan
Clever! Participants don square-foot cardboard shoes to mark out the rain garden plot that they have spent the last few weeks designing. In this way, they are practicing scale modeling as well! Note that this instructional activity is...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable