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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Geometry Project

Thank you to CINDY over at love2learn2day for linking me in the teaching blogging community. If you haven't been over to visit her blog, it's an awesome resource and I am posting this post for the "Math Box Monday" :)

This is a project I usually do in the winter right after Christmas break to ease us into school again. It's a FUN project that allows students to use their creativity while exploring new/old geometry concepts.

Time Allotment:
- 1 week (or more)

Concepts Covered:
- Intersecting, Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
- Acute, Right, Obtuse & Straight Angles
- Polygons
- Polyhedrons

Procedure:
The first two days are spent working on the Geo-Map and the last two days are spent working on the Geo-Bug. Their only homework during this time is to work on these projects so that they are AWESOME on Friday.

Geo-Map:
Students will design a city that incorperates many 2-D geometric properties such as lines and polygons. Have students draw their whole city in pencil first and then color it.

Geo-Bug:
Students will design a 3-D geometry bug based on polyhedra that has been covered. Students will give the bug a name, describe its features and habitat.
"Geopillar" circa 2010
Uses spheres, trapezoidal wings, rectangular prisms for legs and triangular prisms for antenna

Directions for Geo-Bug and Geo-Map: $4



I hope this is a great project for your classroom! I know my students LOVE this one and it is anticipated every year from the start of school!

8 comments:

  1. That is so much fun! I love the creativity it brings out in your students. Thanks for sharing.
    Adrianne at kidscogworks.com

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing these projects! I love them!
    Kate
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  3. I would love the directions, but I can't seem to find them. Would you mind sharing the directions too? Love the projects!
    Thanks

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  5. I just paid for the directions. Will they be mailed to me or can I upload them off of your site?

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  7. I just paid for the directions as well, but I haven't been emailed anything. How long should it take for payment to clear Paypal?

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