Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Maths with Nicolle!!

First, the children headed down to the theatre to view a presentation on polygons created by Nicolle. 

She explained the different polygons within geometry. She displayed a polygon family tree to show the relationship of each shape. 
Next, she discussed triangles. Triangles are classified by their sides-equilateral, isosceles, and scalene- or classified by their angles- acute, obtuse, and right. There was a video in English which helped the students understand the terms better. 

Then, she defined quadrilateral and displayed more charts. There was a video in English about quadrilaterals as well.

At the end of class the students formed polygons with a string. Each student would be an angle. For example, five students made a hexagon. Then a student with a different color of string would show the different shapes inside the hexagon by connecting different angles to one another. From a hexagon, the different polygons illustrated were triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids. This activity enabled the students to be active and view the different polygons. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.