Today in math we worked more with shapes. Some of the children played a strategy game with shapes. They rolled a die to see which shape they could use to cover hexagons, trapezoids and rhombuses on their game mat. Strategy games need to be played several times over time for students to develop a strategy and to understand why it is better to place some shapes in specific places as they roll the die.
Other students worked on naming solid shapes and talking about their attributes. We used math talk and used the words faces, edge and corner or vertex to describe our shapes. We looked at some different pyramids and different kinds of prisms. Then we traced the faces of the shapes to make pictures and designs.
We listened to another Dr. Seuss book today. We read The Sneetches and talked about excluding others as the Sneetches did in the book. Ask me to tell you about the lesson in The Sneetches.
Have a nice weekend!