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.
As Executive Director for multiple after school programs serving students with many different skill levels, and learning styles, I have been searching for a curriculum that would align to the common core standards, and bring academic enrichment in a way that would be rigorous, fun, and engaging, using multiple learning styles to introduce and practice new skills. I found that and more, in Camelot Learning Math Intervention Curriculum.
Beatrice Rice, Executive Director
Dare to Dream 21st Century Community Learning Center