After our Rube Goldberg Science Unit, our students have studied angles and geometry in real life, and it was time to review our Math learning on the playground.
Students began by identifying all of their geometry vocabulary words on the playground. Everyone gained huge confidence finding every word (except the word protractor). The angles, the intersecting lines, rays, line segments, and more.
Next, students were challenged to create a geometry diagram of something on the playground. With so many choices, the first step was selecting the specific location they wanted to base their diagram on.
The final step was to use the dozens of geometry vocabulary words to label their diagram. Identifying geometry in the real world is the best way for students to form life long connections to the content. Our students love the playground and therefore geometry is meaningful and fun!