We were recently working on geometry in Rm. 202, learning some pretty great things about polygons, angles, area and perimeter. While I have many things I could share (and probably will!), this post is about an art project we made using some pretty cool manipulatives called Power Polygons. They are similar to pattern blocks, but kind of on steroids. Each one is labeled with a letter, that makes then easy to identify and talk about with other mathematicians.
We spent a couple of weeks learning about angles and polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals. After we’d gained some new geometry knowledge, I had them put it to use in a Polygon Picture Project:
It would be GREAT if I had pictures of the final products, wouldn’t it? Yep, you guessed it, I don’t. But I do have some pictures of Rm. 202 mathematicians hard at work creating their fabulous pictures!