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If you are a new reader here, WELCOME!  This post is part of a series to help plan for teaching certain skills.

I talk about the background in my first post HERE.

In an effort to make the planning easier for you, I decided to put together a series of posts that helps you set up for teaching a particular skill.  Not a theme.  I actually don’t teach around themes.  YIKES.  Close your ears and don’t throw tomatoes.  It was just the way I was trained and for me, makes sense.  More on that later though….if you’d like. 🙂

First of all, let me preface this by saying, this is just a jumping off point.

Today, let’s talk about Geometry.

For the purpose of this post, I won’t get super detailed because I know you are all from almost every grade level.  YAY! I will be gearing most of this to elementary teachers though.

I shared in my first post on starting with standards/objectives, assessments, and activities.  Here I put together manipulatives and a list of books you can use to teach geometry.  Literature is one way you can connect the skill to the kids.  You can use it at the beginning of a unit, in small groups, or just have out during independent reading time.  It is such a valuable resource and the kids will LOVE it.  Even the big kids.

Ask your principal, PTO/PTA, donors choose, public library, grant, etc. to start stocking your grade levels bank of math resources.

Here they are:

1. Pattern Blocks

2. Translucent Geometric Shapes

3. Pattern Block Design Cards

4. Geometric Shapes

5. Tangrams

6. Polydron, Platonic Solid Set

7. Double-Sided Isometric Geo Boards

8. Real World Objects…like a soda can!

9. The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

10. Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles by Catherine Sheldrick Ross

11. Shape Up! by David A. Adler

12. Pigs on the Ball: Fun with Math and Sports by Amy Axelrod

13. Circus Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy

14. Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy

15. Shape by Henry Arthur Pluckrose

16. When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene

17. Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

18. The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds

19. Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald

20. Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert

21. Perfect Square by Michael Hall

22. If You Were a Polygon by Marcie Aboff

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If you want a place to put all your lesson plans and WHAT EXACTLY you’ll be teaching, check out the Teacher Binders, especially this one which has over 45 cover designs, HERE.

I truly hope this helps you plan your teaching.  xo, april

Plan and Go_SHAPES