Geometry and Measurement
Measurement, number relationships, computation, perimeter, length, area, polygons, transformation, weights, symmetry, time
Students learn a variety of geometry and measurement concepts, using the language of geometry to identify and describe shapes, lines, and angles. Classifying two and three-dimensional figures based on the number of sides, length sides, and measure of angles is key to this Camelot Learning theme. Students use a protractor to accurately measure and construct angles and classify them as acute, obtuse, right or straight. Students manipulate nets in order to create three-dimensional models of various pyramids and prisms.
This theme has many opportunities for hands-on exploration to visualize transformation, symmetry, congruency, and identify shapes using pattern blocks and tangrams. Students use the vocabulary terms related to geometry and geometric figures to identify, classify, and describe various polygons.
Participants learn to estimate and find actual measurements using both customary and metric units. Using the scale, students determine distance by measuring the difference between two positions on a graph. Students also learn measurement skills needed to calculate weight and elapsed time.
This theme incorporates geometry and measurement while teaching the students to calculate the perimeter and area of a variety of figures using pictures, formulas, and counting skills. This unit emphasizes vocabulary and teaches life-long skills.
The teachers who presented the program were not surprised at its success. They found the lessons to be well planned, easy to present, and motivational. Students were enthusiastic to attend the after school sessions, even though they were the very students who typically dreaded math class.
Lynn D. Wolf
Principal - Franklin Middle School