Spatial & Geometric Concepts
Students explore lines and shapes as they move through spacelearn more
Young students decompose shapes into lines and corners. Understanding how the parts fit together to make the whole deepens spatial reasoning.
Students collaborate with partners and use their imaginations to create unique geometric body shapes.
Children draw imaginative portfolio pictures to show their understanding of geometry
This arts integration math program teaches geometry and improves spatial reasoning through creative movement. Often times young children only learn the basics of geometry – simply memorizing the names of shapes. Then, when shapes are manipulated, combined, flipped, or rotated, they are no longer recognizable to many children.
Meet the Shape Family goes beyond memorizing and helps young children grasp the foundational concepts of geometry. Young learners build and manipulate shapes using stretchy dance bands and their bodies. As students progress from lines, to angles, to flat shapes, to 3-dimensional shapes, they discover the underlying structures of geometry, and learn to see these same structures in the world around us. Connecting creative movement to geometry dramatically enhances students’ spatial reasoning skills!
Grade Level: Pre-K - 2
Workshop Time: 3 hours
LCD projector and Screen
Chairs arranged in a semicircle facing the screen
Plenty of room for movement