Curriculum – Geometry and Spatial Sense
For students to sort, classify two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures by attributes; recognize symmetry; relate shapes to other shapes, designs, and to figures; and describe location using positional language.
Students will begin by working in pairs with a divider set between them or sitting back to back.
- Unifix cubes – enough for all the students to use
One student builds a structure and gives instructions to his/her partner to build an identical structure.
Spatial language is key to ensuring the accuracy of the structure building.
Once the second structure is complete, the barrier is taken away and the two students can compare their structures.