TeachersFirst's Geometry - Grades K-2
Help your youngest students to understand the basics of geometry. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.
GradesK to 2
In the ClassroomInclude this site with your professional bookmarks to include as a resource for finding geometry lessons and interactives. Share interactives on your class website for students to practice at home and on classroom computers for use as math centers.
Grades1 to 12
tag(s): commoncore (87)
In the ClassroomStrengthen your teaching of Common Core mathematics. Having an understanding of the knowledge students enter with or without, leads to better preparation for where the students will explore later. Use this as an individual study or even as a professional learning group study with your grade level and department.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): addition (224), area (71), decimals (125), division (157), fractions (231), geometric shapes (168), mass (25), money (185), number sense (97), numbers (192), patterns (86), percent (79), perimeter (29), preK (283), subtraction (186), time (138)
In the ClassroomShare a specific activity or two with your students on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Assign students to centers and have them rotate around to learn or review the concepts on which they will work. Be sure to include a link to specific lessons on your class webpage or newsletter for students to practice at home. Share this site with parents who are asking for practice activities for home use.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomShare this site with other teachers as you begin implementation of Common Core lessons and activities. Bookmark the site for use when planning new units. Explore this site for new teaching ideas. Share with new teachers as a resource for lesson planning.
GradesK to 10
In the ClassroomChoose a project to use as a center activity to complement current units being taught. Assign gifted students a project and then challenge them to share their findings with other classmates. Assign a project as homework or for extra credit. Allow students to videotape and present their project to the class then share on your website or class blog (with parental permission of course). Use a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here or Prezi reviewed herefor students to present their findings to the classs.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomThis site is perfect for use on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Allow students to create and manipulate shapes according to the vocabulary included with the instructions. This activity would work well for individual or pairs of students in a lab or on laptops.
GradesK to 5
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In the ClassroomUse this site as a resource to supplement current classroom activities. If you are just implementing math journals, this site is a wonderful resource for ideas and implementation. Print out game directions for use at centers or in folders. Share this site on your class webpage for students to access both in and out of the class for extra practice and/or enrichment.
This site has proved an invaluable resource for teachers at my school. Lots of great resources for Math Centers/small group work and the journal tasks for K-5 are all really good! Highly recommend it to any teachers and/or math coaches trying to get their head around the Common Core Standards.Jane, , Grades: 0 - 5
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomReinforce learning with these supplemental materials. Your students may practice as much as they want - for free! Print worksheets to leave in a folder for emergency substitute lesson plans or for homework, provide the link on your classroom web page or wiki for students to easily access from any computer, and project the interactives and other learning activities on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Note that some websites may be blocked.
GradesK to 8
tag(s): origami (15)
In the ClassroomLearn about the culture of Japan, geometry, and art with Origami. Use these video tutorials to create clever objects for holiday gifts while teaching mathematical principals about 2D and 3D figures, line, area, perimeter, and planes. Demonstrate how to create an origami object by projecting the site's animated videos directions. Stop and pause the video as students follow along. Save this site in your favorites on classroom computers so students can practice paper folding independently. Afterward, discuss the benefits of oral, visual, or animated directions. Ask students to describe the folding process with geometric terms such as fractional parts, symmetry, faces, edges, rotations, lines, triangle, angles, and shapes. Consider having students use a variety of multimedia presentation platforms to publish their personal version of directions. Have students create multimedia presentations that add narration to each fold with Thinglink, reviewed here. Alternatively, share video directions on SchoolTube, reviewed here, or TeacherTube reviewed here. Have cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating how to create origami with sites such as PodOmatic, reviewed here.
Grades1 to 6
In the ClassroomShare this site with others in your building and/or grade level and brainstorm other activities that can be added to the list. Encourage student choice by making 2 or 3 suggestions available at each center to allow students to choose the activity that appeals to him/her the most.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomThe interactives are perfect to use on interactive whiteboards or projectors. Use activities as an introduction to new units such as making change, counting on the number line, or recognizing numbers shown with base 10 blocks. Save this on your desktop on all of your classroom computers. List this link on your classroom website or blog. This is excellent enrichment and/or advancement for gifted students. It could also be used for extra practice for struggling students. This site is definitely one to save and revisit often.
Grades1 to 4
tag(s): logic (250)
In the ClassroomPractice vocabulary of geometry terms by allowing students to play the game, as they reach each level, challenge them to define terms such as rotation, reflection and translation. Set up the activity at a computer center to practice logic and problem solving skills. Challenge students to create their own map with a path for other students to play.
Grades1 to 10
In the ClassroomTeachers could add this site to their class web pages to provide extra support. Specific videos can be shown on the interactive white board as part of learning centers to allow the math classroom to become more like a math laboratory. If you can't find the specific topic you are looking for here, why not challenge cooperative learning groups to create a simple video teaching the new concept(s). Use a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here, to share the videos.
Grades1 to 6
In the ClassroomThis is a great "mindbending" activity. It is both entertaining and educational. Building visual/spatial skills and memory come along with the fun. This site requires Flash. If you see a blank screen, download the Flash plugin from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.
Grades1 to 6
tag(s): tangrams (11)
In the ClassroomThis is a great addition to a lesson on shapes or general problem solving skills. Use it in the midst of your geometry unit. It would work well on an interactive whiteboard for your kinesthetic learners. Have students at their seats use manipulatives made of paper or plastic template material as they await a turn at the whiteboard. Of course, students will ask you to place the link on your teacher web page for them to try at home!
Grades1 to 2
tag(s): manipulatives (25)