Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
Two-dimensional figures, three-dimensional figures, characteristics of shapes, and more...
Collect 4 Geometry: Small groups of students collect 4 cards that all describe 1 particular three-dimensional figure, including a picture of the shape, and vocabulary such as edge.
Dominoes Plane Shapes: Small groups of students match two-dimensional shapes and try to get rid of all their dominoes.
Dominoes Space Shapes: Small groups of students match three-dimensional shapes and try to get rid of all their dominoes.
Giggles the Clown Congruent: Small groups of students match plane shapes with either congruent or similar shapes while trying to avoid Giggles the Clown. Also, the Giggles card can be removed to use these cards as matching cards, or to play a traditional memory game.
Giggles the Clown Geometry: Small groups of students match pictures of geometric vocabulary with corresponding words (such as congruent, and many two- and three-dimensional shapes) while trying to avoid Giggles the Clown. Also, the Giggles card can be removed to use these cards as matching cards, or to play a traditional memory game.
Hidden Shapes: Small groups of students look on a coordinate plane to find the coordinates for specific 3-dimensional shapes.
I Have Who Has Geometry: Large groups of students listen to each other idenitfy geometric shapes and respond in turn with matching shapes, while trying to put the cards in order. Time your group to see how fast they can do it. Then do it again to see if the time improved. After you play the game, put these cards in a center for individuals or small groups to sequence on their own by stacking them on top of each other.
Tow the Line Geometry: In this fast-paced large group game, students take turns trying to "tow their line" by repeatedly being the first person to correctly identify the names of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.