The Geometry and Spatial Sense Activity Packet is aligned with the Grade 4 Ontario Mathematics curriculum expectations. This activity packet includes lesson ideas/plans, worksheets and hands-on learning experiences for students. This activity packet can be used with high flying Grade 3 students or students in Grade 5 who need more assistance and review of skills learned in Grade 4.
The specific expectations that this activity packet address are as follows:
• Draw the lines of symmetry of two-dimensional shapes;
• Identify and compare different types of quadrilaterals and sort them and classify them by their geometric properties;
• Identify benchmark angles and compare other angles to these benchmarks;
• Relate the names of the benchmark angles to their measures in degrees;
• Identify and describe prisms and pyramids and classify them by their geometric properties;
• Construct a three-dimensional figure from a picture or model of the figure;
• Construct skeletons of three-dimensional figures and sketch the skeletons;
• Draw and describe nets of rectangular and triangular prisms;
• Construct prisms and pyramids from given nets;
• Construct three-dimensional figures, using only congruent shapes;
• Identify and describe the general location of an object using a grid system;
• Identify, perform, and describe reflections;
• Create and analyze symmetrical designs by reflecting a shape, or shapes and identify the congruent shapes in the designs;
For this activity packet you will need pattern blocks and three-dimensional figures. I have included templates of two-dimensional shapes that you can use for the sorting activities. However, if you have your own two-dimensional or three-dimensional shapes you wish to use, please feel free to do so.
Please note that although students are required to identify benchmark angles they do not use a protractor to measure angles. Instead, students use pattern blocks and other non-standard tools to measure angles.