This is an activity that I have used with my geometry classes to help them understand the concepts of points, lines, planes, rays, and opposite rays, etc. This activity gives students a visual of these concepts, which they get to touch, feel, play around with, think about, argue about, etc.
In general, students should be familiar with the basic terms of geometry, as mentioned above. However, advanced classes can use this activity as a discovery activity if the teacher chooses.
Included here are four items:
1. The worksheet itself
2. Teacher Instruction Sheet
4. Answer Key to the worksheet
5. Templates for boxes that teachers can print on card stock (optional)
IMPORTANT: The teacher WILL need to provide sticky dots and pipe cleaners for the students to use. I usually get a package of pipe cleaners at the Dollar Store for $1.
There really isn't enough room on the worksheet for students to answer the questions on it, so the instructions state that students should answer them on their own paper.
I have also included a picture of sample boxes that my students made this past year. They really enjoyed this activity, and it really helped them understand concepts better.