Monday, January 14, 2013

Finding Perimeter and Area on the Walls!

To make perimeter and area just a little bit more fun, one of my sweet colleagues came up with the idea of taping the walls with interesting shapes.

We had seen the original idea of taping the floor, but since we have tile walls, it seemed like it would stay better on there. 

The tape had been up for about a week and my students kept asking when they were going to get to do that! Nothing better than a little suspense to get them excited, right?

Anyway, needless to say, my students loved it!

If you want to know about using QR codes for more than just linking to websites (Hint: They can display text, too!) then check out my post over at Classroom DIY. It will be live tomorrow morning at 6:00 am CST. Let me know if you end up visiting!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Free 3rd Grade Geometry Vocabulary Cards

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

I'm back and very excited about sharing my ideas, lessons, freebies, and technology tidbits.

As a start, here's one for you!

With my Dual Language 3rd graders, I've noticed how helpful it is to have vocabulary cards with pictures. Because of that, I've been creating math vocabulary cards for various topics. I was able to use the cards I created during the Debbie Diller book study a while ago. You can check those out here and here. (The first one is a freebie, so go ahead and grab it!)

I needed cards for line, line segment, parallel lines, intersecting lines, area and perimeter though. So, I created them and have them here free for you! Enjoy!