An Anytime Activity! Great math emergency sub plan!
I have used these projects in a variety of ways: an introduction to my Geometry course, a review before a midterm or exam, review for state testing, or an activity at a random part of the year where I need to fill some time. No matter when I have done the Geometric Pictures Project, students have really enjoyed the hunt and the choice of vocabulary within each category.
Within each project there are 12 groups of Geometry terminology (3 terms per group). The groups each have a theme (ie triangles, 3D objects, parallel lines, circles, etc). Students are asked to find a representation of the terms in pictures, cut out the pictures, put them together in some creative fashion, and label the parts of the picture that represents the term. I require students to either find the picture in a magazine or photograph. I have found that allowing students to use the internet eliminates the learning factor of the projects, therefore I do not allow the use of the internet.
Student Directions (same directions for each project):
This project will consist of pictures or photographs taken of various geometric shapes. You may use catalogs, magazines or pictures you or someone else took. (No Internet.) You must display your pictures in a neat manner. This is an opportunity to get creative!!!
There are 12 groups given and your goal is to find at least two pictures from your assigned group. Label where your picture is exhibiting the vocabulary word. You may do this with an arrow or a sentence explaining it. Also, please note which group the pictures are from.
Find or draw a single picture of at least 8 out of the 12 categories represented. Label the different parts of the picture with the group names and what specific geometric concept is represented.
If students are having trouble finding a certain group, the teacher could allow the following:
•Allow the students to choose one group to not have to find
•Allow students to use the internet to find a certain number of groups
•Students can work in groups or partners
This is also a great geometry emergency sub plan!
Other "Anytime Activities"
Following Directions Activity Set
Math in the Movies - Bundle
Dot and a Line
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