Do you struggle with geometry as much as I did? I shared earlier lots of the hands on activities that we did, but it still never “clicked.”
In the past my students have really struggled with all the vocabulary. I have to admit, a LARGE portion of my class had some kind language impairment and I think this really made it hard for some students to grasp all the terms.
If I could go back and “redo” it, I would use these calendar pieces my two friends created. Their calendar pieces are a spiraling review and would have helped some of those kiddos to hear and see it EVERY day. Live and learn, right?
This may look like a total **squirrel**, but I swear it isn’t!
I was thrilled when EAI Education contacted me to review a product of my choice a few weeks ago. I couldn’t believe my luck. They sent me Geomodel Everyday Folding Shapes 10 cm.
See? Not a squirrel. Totally related to geometry.
I have to say, these things are absolutely amazing. I wish I had them when I was in the classroom. I actually had a similar set when I taught, but these ARE SO MUCH BETTER. The ones I had where like these- clear geometric solids that had removable bottoms. Kids could take out the paper insert and see the net. Nice, right?
Let me tell you how these take it up a notch! This set includes 26 different nets for kids to insert into the solids shapes to transform them into everyday objects!! Ack! So now it actually LOOKS like a soup can or ice cream cone! Perfect for real world connections. It also has 25 question cards that would be perfect for a game of Scoot or to use in small groups. I can’t say enough positive things about this set. They are $29.95 online right
now and they are worth every bit of that and more.
But I am not done yet. They were nice enough to send me the 5 cm set to give away! It is just the same, without the question cards. But I think I am going to do switch-a-roo! I am going to give away the 10 cm set! Honestly, they are just too good for me to horde away until I go back into the classroom. A classroom of kids needs to play with these ASAP!
EAI was kind enough to also share an EXCLUSIVE shipping code for my followers!!! FREE shipping for orders over $30!!! Woo hoo! The code is MT4TFS2014 and will be active for only 30 days! There are a few exclusions, so make sure you double check to make sure it works.
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I have one more piece of randomness! I made a geometry freebie! Woo hoo! If you got all the way to the bottom of this post, you deserve it!