I LOVE teaching geometry. It is a nice break from some of the “mathy-math” we have been doing all year. It is a time when some of my struggling students gain more confidence in math and that is a beautiful thing to see. Here are some of my FAVORITE geometry activities to do with my kiddos. With geometry comes A LOT of new vocabulary, which can be a hurdle for my students, especially my ELLS. I use a lot of anchor charts when teaching Geometry to help them have a reference point in the classroom during our math block
I got some beautiful posters *that are a freebie* from Kristin Kennedy which also help my kiddos. I am kicking myself for not having a picture of them up on my classroom walls- I just took them off for SBAC testing.
Teaching how to use a protractor can be quite tricky- and my students needed more practice drawing and measuring angles/triangles than our curriculum had. I bought an amazing product that has a plethora of amazing geometry resources from Rebecca at Create Teach Share. AND I just love this little protractor task card set from Teaching in the Rain for the tricky skill of finding the missing angle.
Last year, I saw a post on One Lesson at a Time’s Instagram sharing one of her coworker’s bulletin boards- it combined geometry AND neon- so it I knew I HAD to recreate it! The kids LOVED doing this activity and it made a perfect Open House Bulletin Board!
A parent helped me cut out the strips and I made a little key for them. They got to arrange their lines however they wanted. It came like a beautiful masterpiece! You can grab the freebie to the key here. To get the kids outside, I purchased some sidewalk chalk from the Dollar Spot at Target and gave the kids each a little Geometry Checklist where they had to create various lines, angles and triangles for me. They LOVED it! This freebie is here.
AND… last but not least we played a Geometry version of the game Headbandz. This is a great way to practice all of that Geometry Vocabulary in a fun way! This is included in my entire 3-5 Head Bandits Game Math Vocabulary set, here at my TpT Store! Perfect for the entire year! Simply buy some ouch-less headbands or use extra large rubber bands. Guaranteed fun for the entire year!
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