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What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

July 2, 2013
What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

Marble Maze My summer camp kids had a blast making their own marble maze.  I was amazed that none of them had ever played with one before!  So first each one adding one piece of a group maze and that was enough to inspire them to make their own.  Great fun! I had some...
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The Chester the Clown Challenge

September 11, 2012
The Chester the Clown Challenge

Chester the Clown.     Chester the Clown I am starting a unit on the circus to incorporate geometry in a different way.  Before school started I sent out a puzzle for my students to assemble of this circus scene to give them a clue about what we would be studying. This week I’m...
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Creating Imaginative Cities

July 1, 2011
Creating Imaginative Cities

Creating Cities One of our final projects for the year was Geo-Cities.  Our students made cities to show their understanding of geometric terms but in a way that even if they didn’t understand the terms beforehand,  they did afterward. Parallel, perpendicular and intersecting always confuse kids so this was a great opportunity to create...
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Discovering 3-D Shapes

June 27, 2011
Discovering 3-D Shapes

Creating 3-D Shapes My students explored spaces in 2-d before we moved to 3-D ones.  Then they were off and running!  They made tetrahedrons, pyramids the square bases and triangular bases and pentagons.  Labeling each shape they were eager to make more complicated shapes.  Gum drops and marshmallows take a little more patience to...
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