Monday, May 28, 2012
Floor Geometry -- Yarn shapes, Length, Width and Side
This activity was an introduction to finding the area of rectangles, triangles, and squares. First, we had fun creating large shapes with yarn on the floor. Then we labeled the sides, width, and length of each shape. The label cards were colored differently. For example, the length cards were orange, the width cards were blue, and the side cards were red, for the square, and yellow, for the triangle. Then we traded the word cards for cards with the beginning letter of the word so the girls would get familiar with the letters used in the formulas for finding the area.