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Geometric Reasoning

A fully ONLINE interactive lesson that guides families to explore area together.

By: Jacob Albright & Morgan Hatcher

A fully ONLINE interactive lesson that guides families to explore perimeter and measurement.

By: Frances Harper

Students find geometric shapes on the playground and then construct their own playground using 3D geometric shapes.

By: Deming Callahan & Sydney Fabbri

Students explore lines of symmetry in a community centered problem. The lesson plan and tip sheet should be all you need to implement this fun and engaging task for your students!

By: Sarah Beth Nelson & Rebekah Knisely

Students use geometric shapes to create flower patterns, like florists at a local flower shop.

By: Alexa Basinger, Virginia Cottam, & Keely Dunavin

Students use a geometric shapes building set to construct 2-D and 3-D geometric shapes based on things they see at the Pizza Parlor (a local pizza restaurant).

By: Allie Blake, Rachel Bossong, & Luke Saunders

Students use various shapes to build a structure of their choice and personal interest, including but not limited to: houses, castles, etc. Students then break down their structures and group shapes into categories as they see fit, using 2D and 3D shape manipulatives.

By: Kate Collings and Lindsey Sullivan

Children come to an understanding of the mathematical principles used in design thinking (constructive play) and foundational mathematical skills while construction building for their community.

By: Emilee Stephens & Megan Glaviana 

Students explore different ways to design and build a playground.

By: Hazel Weatherby & Macey Wolfenbarger

Students build a playground that includes multiple structures made of shapes.

By: Kenzie Justice, Kat Steffen, and Katherine Thompson

Students find the “fattest” pumpkin using string, scissors, and a ruler. They will also have the chance to find Pi.

By: Maddie Erber, Amanda Hackett, & Katelyn Wright

Students use their knowledge of perimeter and area to design a new addition to Young Williams Animal Center (a local animal shelter).

By: Monica Beaumont & Brianna Watkins

Children use shapes to build a construction site or other buildings around their school.

By: Emily Dodson, Bri McCurry, & Carrigan Robichaud

Using the Geometric Shapes Building Set, children make a 2D or 3D geometric structure or shape (e.g. square pyramid, cube, triangle, square, pentagonal pyramid, etc.). They then determine how many vertices and edges their structure has.

By: Alison Cochran, Mandy Greene, & Tessa Person

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