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Geometry projects are a fun way to offer elementary students some hands on, real life examples of geometry in action. My kids and I, when completing geometry projects, have so much fun! Much of the time we decide to do a 'project', such as - make birthday cards - not geometry work - but I find myself saying "oooh look, did you know if you put these two triangles together you get a square?"
My son then takes two triangles and ends up with a rectangle or a trapezium, and the seven year old's - "Not fair!" sulk appears! But wait, the sulk is vanishing, the brain motors kick in and ... the questions start flowing.
How come yours made a square and mine didn't? What else can be made with triangles? What happens if...?
The fun has begun! But remember, although these are fun projects, my son has pointed out to me recently - "they're fun, but they're not bouncy castle fun!"
A huge part of basic geometry is in understanding how to dissect a complex shape down into regular shapes that a student can easily deal with.
In my opinion, this skill can only be fine tuned through working, hands on with shapes, creating different geometry projects with them or creating beautiful geometric art.
I hope you find this list of math based activities fun to do with your child!
Easter Egg Tangram
Gift Card Tangram
4 color map
Create a childrens Geometry Book
Write geometry poems
Geometric Art Coloring
Picture enlargement using the grid method?
Geometry in nature sketch book
All the shapes I know collages
I hope these project titles give you some inspiration as to all the different areas of life geometry can be introduced through. Have fun, and upload some images of what you create of Facebook!
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