The Yellin Center Blog showcased another one of my resources this week. You can head over to my article on the game for the full lesson plan and game play rules, as well as an in depth detailing of how I have used the game in my own classrooms. An augmented version of the game is also available free for download on the Yellin Center Blog, or the full version is up on my Teachers pay Teachers store. As for the game itself, I developed Quadrilateral Find Five for my geometry unit as part of my intermediate math curriculum. Identifying shapes and being able to connect the terminology with the visual representation are important skills that students must master. Furthermore, using games to teach math has long been a standard teaching strategy. Mathematical game play has been shown to support learners who struggle with motivation, promote positive attitudes toward math, and improve overall learning of mathematical concepts. Beyond math skill development, providing students with opportunities to learn and hone their game play skills is also important to their overall development. Therefore, having students engage in a game-like activity while mastering content knowledge will also reinforce the social learning of turn taking, sportsmanship, strategic play and peer collaboration.
This is only one of the many activities I developed for my geometry units. You can find additional resources, many of which are game or interactive activities, on our Teachers pay Teachers store. Such as:
- Volume Practice
- Area Practice
- Area and Perimeter Practice
- Drawing and Calculating Perimeter and Area