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.

4 comments:

simplypuresoycandles 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 http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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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