Quick Geometry Images: Guided Math and Whole Class Routines to Build Geometric Thinking

Posted on October 25, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Geometry is the only Domain that goes from k-8.  It it crucial that we develop geometric thinking throughout the k-8 curriculum so that students have a strong foundation for high school.   One activity that I find quite intriguing, but that I don’t see done much is the idea of quick geometry image routines.  In these routines, you show students quick images (pictures of 2d and 3d shapes) and then you have them quickly sketch out those images.  Sometimes, you just say a shape and the students quickly draw it.  It is important to have students to picture the image in their mind and then picture it on paper in order to develop their geometric reasoning.

Here are some sources for quick images:

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3 (scroll down…also be sure to look at the quick images planning templates)

Resource 4 (look on left side under geometry resources)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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