Have fun with geometry, the study of shapes at home. Let's get going! 1. Look around for shapes you know - can you find a circle? A square? A rectangle? A cube? A cylinder? 2. Collect your shapes in one place, in front of you. 3. ✏️ Trace one of your shapes onto a piece of paper and label it. 4. Partition (or split up) your shape into 2 equal parts. (Older students can label the fraction.) 5. ✏️ Trace another shape and split it into 4 equal parts. 6. Tap the add button. 7. Tap the camera button to take a picture of your work. 8. Tap the mic to share your thinking. What shapes did you create? How do you know the parts are equal? 9. Tap the green check to save. 👨👧 Family Why: Geometry is fun when it is put in context. Having students look for and identify shapes helps them realize geometry and math is everywhere.
This activity gives students a chance to use materials in their home to look for and play with shapes. It also challenges older students to think about fractions using shapes. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.3 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.2