Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's That Shape, Again?

Last week in math we reviewed 3D shapes, the kids sorted 2D and 3D shapes, played a roll and add math game with dice, played a bowl and subtract game with our "bowling pins" and "bowling balls", while I tested at my table.


Monday, we review 3D shapes as a whole group. We made charts for the 4 main 3D shapes we have been talking about, then brainstormed some objects we know that look like those shapes. Once we brainstormed a pretty long list, I drew one that we hadn't named yet on that 3D shape's paper, the gave the kids their own square of paper to go draw a different object on. Once they drew their shape, we came back to the carpet and the kids shared their objects and the shape it was one at a time before taping them on that shape's paper.














In stations the rest of the week, the kids sorted 2D and 3D shapes, played a roll and add math game with dice, played a bowl and subtract game with our "bowling pins" and "bowling balls".

Their first station was sorting 2D (flat shapes) and 3D (solid shapes) into two different columns on their paper.


At their second station, the kids used dice to find their second number to add or subtract, then used linking cubes or bears if they needed to, to help them solve the problems they made.




At their third station, the kids bowled and wrote down how many pins they started with, how many they knocked down, and how many were left as subtraction problems.