The 19 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 9 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students classify two-dimensional shapes and identify visual representations of simple fractions. As students manipulate the geometric figures and discuss their actions, observations, and discoveries, they develop a solid foundation for later studies in geometry.
In the activities of this unit, children trace the faces of solids to obtain 2-dimensional geometric figures. They look for examples of these figures in the environment and manipulate them to discover some of their properties. Through activities, they learn to identify circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles and consider corners, edges, congruence, and symmetry. Their work with symmetry leads to the identification of one-half, one-quarter, and one-tenth of an object. This teaching is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Stars of various types display a variety of symmetries and provide ample opportunities for paper folding activities and the discussion of fractions.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.