Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Elementary Geometry and Think!

DD6 & DD8 have spent the last 2 days focused on geometry (DD8 did squeeze in some elements/compounds work as well)
We've used 5 part cards to refresh all the parts of angles
and then moved onto adding angles and using the 360 protractor.

A couple of weeks ago I discovered a blog called Think! where she sets hands on challenges to get children thinking creatively.
Today I picked a food challenge - the girls were presented with 5/6 marshmallows and some cocktail sticks and they were asked to build an arch that would be be able to stand up on its own.

I love how they both came up with completely different solutions even though they were working side by side.


Anonymous said...

ohh that looks so neat! will have to check that blog out!!! kayla from the arrowood zoo

Deb Chitwood said...

Great post! I always loved the Montessori geometry cards. And Think looks like an awesome site! Thanks for sharing that! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at

Mary said...

Very cool! Where did you get the cards?

The Adventurer said...

i need to do more geometry with my kids. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH

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