Geometry is fun, hands on and is important area of understanding. It has a wide scope of concepts and skills. Geometry is pact full of opportunities to discover patterns, find area, perimeter, volume, how and why we build objects a certain way, it adds the element of drawing, design etc. It is critical in my mind that manipulatives and hands on learning be incorporated in lessons.
So , we begin our geometry unit with a book and two songs. Geometry is packed full of vocabulary! Using literature and music helps us learn and remember terms, concepts in a fun almost effortless manner.
The children broke out in this spontaneous song we learned as they were building their polygons with clay and toothpicks. FUN!