The kindergartners of Akron Westfield have beeen learning about solid three dimensional shapes during math class.
Mrs. Lisa Harris said, “One of the kindergarten standards is to analyze and compare three dimensional shapes. Students in kindergarten are asked to verbally communicate the simularities and differences of shapes; this activity allowed the students an opportunity to do so.”
As an activity the students brought two and three dimensional shapes in different sizes from their homes. These objects were put on display in a “classroom museum.”
Mrs. Kari Hemmelrick said, “The students were very excited about the museum and carried out the task effortlessly; it was fun to observe learning in action!”
While the museum was being set up, the students recorded the number of pyramids, prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, rectangular prisms, and spheres they saw. The shapes were recorded with tally marks to compare the different shapes found within their homes.
Mrs. Chris Harvey said, “The experience provided a chance for the students to collect data and apply knowledge to real life situations. The objects the students brought in are objects that they will see in their everyday lives.”