Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Geometry-Polygon Song

I love this fun song about polygons.  It takes a boring square and changes him into all different shapes.  This is great to review vocabulary, but it will stick in your brain!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Geometry Lesson On Polygons and Symmetry

This is an interesting site. I like the flip book that the chilren make.  They choose shapes and then write yes or no on the inside if it is a polygon or not.  This is from the blog love2learn2day.

Interesting activity using Legos to help children learn about symmetry.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great Parent Resource

This one is for the parents.  It is called My Kids Turn and it has different videos for parents that highlight ways to help their children with math, spelling or even how to play card games.  Very cool and a great resource to pass onto your parents.

Beginning of the year-using math to learn a classmate's name

This is a great idea using the book Five Little Monkeys by Michelle Flaming using dice, counters, a tens frame and a friend's name.

Cool Geometry Site

Check this site out!  It is called Math Cats. One of its features is something called Math Cats' Crafts.  If you are looking for ways to get your kids excited about geometry, you should check it out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition

October 26th-October 28th is the NCTM Conference in St. Louis.  I looked at some of the workshops that are offered and they look great!  Check out the list of conference offerings.