Shape Activities! Using thinking maps to sort shapes based on attributes...

Friday, February 10, 2017
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This week we have enjoyed learning about shapes.  In 5th grade we take all the information we have learned from our years in elementary and use that information to sort shapes in many ways according to their attributes.
We started out reviewing types of shapes, their names, their sides, their angles and how to draw them.  We created a family tree according to their number of sides.  This year we made a family tree using a Google Slide Show.  This worked out so well! It is so easy to share and have kids create with you.




The next day we used ipads and an app called Geoboard.  We created shapes on the geoboard and then used the annotation tool to label sides and angles.  I love using this digital geoboard!






Next the students used a Google Slide Project I created that allowed them to digitally sort shapes.  I absolutely love using this digital platform to reinforce topics.  The kids love it too!





Access my Google Activities HERE!

Finally we used my Shape Hierarchy Activity to formally practice using thinking maps and graphic organizers.  This is completed like a gallery walk.  Students have cootie catchers which contain poster specific questions.  The questions are open ended, rigorous and relevant to the organizer on the poster.  Four of the posters contain mistakes which allow students to analyze for errors.  The students did very well with this activity!





Here is a direct link to this activity on my TpT store! 

Next week we will learn Area, Perimeter and Volume, so stay tuned!

Peace, Love and Math-
Jennifer



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