Geometry and Spatial Sense

Mathodology developed this online video support course to share task and hands-on activities to learn geometric concepts and build spatial sense at the Kindergarten level.  Spatial sense is developed by incorporating activities that require students to visualize, communicate, draw , build and reflect on their experiences.  We do just that throughout our program and with these online activities.

Chapter 3 : Geometry and Spatial Sense

Each topic in this chapter engages students in the following ways:

EXPLORE: Videos allow students to explore number concepts to lay a beginning foundation for developing a strong number sense.

PRACTICE: Students practice the key ideas.

REFLECT: Students consolidate learning by journaling.

Topic 9 Spatial Relationships

Developing spatial sense requires students to have opportunities to visualize and compare what their “mind” sees and what their “eyes” see.   Students build vocabulary to describe position or a location of an object.

Video Activities

VIDEO COMING AUGUST 2020
VIDEO COMING AUGUST 2020
VIDEO COMING AUGUST 2020

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Topic 10 Shape and Geometric Attribute

Students bring their own experiences and language in describing shapes.  As the feel, sort, build and draw both 2D and 3D shapes they describe them using geometric attributes such as faces, sides, edges, flat, curved and much more.  These hands-on activities allow students to communicate and refine their thinking as the begin to categorize defining features that are specific to certain sets.

Video Activities

Student Activity Pack

• Matho Board
• Cube Picture
• Dot Paper
• Triangular Prism Picture
• Pattern Block Template

Materials Needed

• Solids and Pictures of Solids
(Pictures of Solids can be found in the student activity pack or by looking through magazines and flyers.)
• Die or Cards with Shapes
• Counters/Coins/Chips
• Playdough- recipe
• Playdough/Marshmallows
• Toothpicks

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Online Apps & Games

Math Learning Center

Braining Camp Apps

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Topic 11 Composing and Decomposing Shapes

What Do You See?  Many times we can look at a picture and each of us brings a different perspective.  Visualization is when the mind sees something that the eye may not see.  Throughout this topic we build visualization skills by composing and decomposing shapes.  All that means is we use smaller shapes to make larger shapes and sometime we can see smaller shapes within larger one.  The more opportunity we have to create compose and decompose the better we become at visualizing the part-whole relationships.

Video Activities

VIDEO COMING AUGUST 2020

Student Activity Pack

• Tangram Template

Books

•   Grandfather Tang’s Story

Online Apps & Games

Math Learning Center

Braining Camp Apps

Other