### Geometry and Spatial Sense

1. Communication Items:

- Place your Numbers and Operations lesson in your folder – Attach Rubric
- Next week you will bring in one child’s literature/story book and share all the math concepts you can find in it.
- Choose a presentation topic (The Outdoors as a Context for Mathematics…Teaching Mathematics Through Musical Activities….Movement, Mathematics, and Learning…)

NCTM Geometry

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2. Geometry Strand (attributes of two and three dimensional shapes, composing and decomposing shapes, examples and non-examples, transformations, visualization, position, direction and distance; find and name locations)

3. Geometry Strand – Pre-K activities

- Blocks, blocks, blocks
- Photo example
- Dye-cut silhouettes
- Puppets
- Overhead activities
- Open Shut Them
- Dimensional Objects and Shapes
- Outside Activities

4. Geometry Activity Centers

- Floor Puzzles – critical thinking and spatial awareness activity
- Jenga – focusing on spatial and directional vocabulary
- Symmetry Butterfly – visualizing and creating symmetrical reproductions

5. Midterm Study Guide

- The midterm will include viewing a photo of a child engaged in “play”. From your interpretation of the photo, you will plan a broad goal, specific objective, and related activity, including open-ended questions, based on one NCTM content area strand.
- You will need to know the NCTM strands and the components. (15 points)
- You will identify “math” in classroom routines, transitions, and everyday activities. (10 points)