The “Geometry” activity packet is designed to meet the specific curriculum expectations outlined in the Ontario Mathematics curriculum. The topics that this activity packet touches upon are:
- Identifying what polygons, quadrilaterals, regular polygons and irregular polygons are;
- Identifying prisms, right prisms, pyramids and other 3D shapes;
- Identifying acute, right, obtuse and straight angles;
- Measuring and constructing angles up to 90 degrees;
- Identifying triangles (e.g., isosceles, scalene, equilateral);
- Constructing triangles given acute or right angles and side measurements;
- Constructing nets of prisms and pyramids;
- Identifying prisms and pyramids from nets;
This packet is divided into six sections. The six sections of this packet are as follows:
Section 1: Vocabulary Posters
This section includes both colour and black and white vocabulary posters. These posters clearly state the term being defined, the definition/explanation and a picture that accompanies the definition.
Section 2: Lesson Plans & Activities
This section contains 13 lessons and the relevant activities/worksheets that match each lesson. The lessons review important concepts from Grade 4 (such as introducing students to angles via concrete materials) and introduces students to the new topics as outlined above. Each lesson includes a lesson learning goal, materials needed list, lesson introduction, core learning activity and a lesson consolidation.
Section 3: Additional Activities
This section contains additional activities that can be used as a review or for extra practice. You can choose to use these activities with students who are fast finishers or for students who need a bit more reinforcement when it comes to learning about and working with the above concepts.
Section 4: Geometry Quick Work This section contains 10 half-paged quick work activity questions. These questions review key concepts and get students thinking about geometry (ie., measuring angles and working with both two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional shapes). An answer key is provided, but some questions are more open ended. Take up these quick work pages at the beginning of the class or use these quick work pages for lesson consolidations.
Section 5: Journal Prompts
The three journal prompts included in this packet get students thinking about shapes and the properties of shapes. Students are asked to compare shapes to each other and identify whether given shapes qualify as irregular polygons or regular polygons and to identify what the difference is between a pyramid and a prism.
Section 6: Answer Keys
The final section of this packet includes answer keys for the relevant activity worksheets found in this packet. Some activity worksheets require specific student responses and as a result, answer keys have been included in this packet. For those activities that are open to student opinion or reasoning, there is no answer key provided.
This packet would be wonderful to use for high-flying students in Grade 4 who need a challenge or for those students in Grade 6 who need to review some core geometry concepts discussed in Grade 5. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please be sure to take a look at the preview to see a few sample pages from this activity packet.