From yesterday I asked the question, 'How can you teach math with a bowl of blueberries?' No one answered, but I bet a few of you were thinking about it. Here are ideas you could do with that bowl of blueberries...
- Chart how they taste (sour, firm, squishy, etc.)
- Count up as you eat them.
- Do skip counting as you eat them.
- Divide them into groups to figure out how many their are.
Okay, now on to MaTh activity Thursday!
Today I'm doing three-dimensional (3D) shapes. Is it ever too early to teach your kids 3D shapes? I don't think so, but I'd love to hear what you think. I am working on a board book that has these shapes in it, so I decided to make them (ideally the book would come with blocks, but I made them out of an empty cereal box).
The only one I couldn't make out of a cereal box was the sphere. I got a ping pong ball instead. Then I decided to make a holder for the shapes with names to label the shapes...
Kids can have fun with 3D shapes discussing the sides, angles, curves, and aspects of each shape. I had fun making these and hopefully you can have fun exploring 3D shapes with your kids too. There was a neat website I found that had many more ways to make polyhedra out of paper that was fun.
What's your favorite 3D shape?