Teaching Geometry in the Primary Classroom: A StationApproach is a complete, “ready to use” book of hands-on geometry lessons designed for primary students by two experienced teachers.
Debbie Marchand and I worked closely together for years and often developed programs which would allow the students in our two classes to meet together for shared experiences.
We decided to teach geometry using a station approach. Each station featured a different “hands-on” and enjoyable activity designed to teach a particular aspect of geometry and to help students learn the vocabulary of 2- and 3-d figures. Each station was supervised by a “junior teacher” from a higher grade. We met weekly for 8 weeks, so students had 8 different lessons.
This book describes each station in detail, including materials needed and instructions for the station leader. Especially-designed worksheets are included for each station. These are collected in each student’s geometry folder to be sent home at the end of the study.
We explain the organization of the program and provide forms that make the set up easy for teachers. Special pre- and post-tests help with student assessment, and there is also a form for student self-assessment to use when the study is complete.
Teachers can use them as stand-alone class lessons if they do not wish to use the station approach.