What an exciting month! Spring is almost here- in Alberta though it is still more like winter- with frequent snow falls still occuring!
Math Month is one of my favorite mathematical seasons. My students are enjoying April by experimenting with Motion Geometry (Transformations).
This is always one of their favourite units. They love the hands on aspect of translations, reflections, and rotations!
Using tools like the mira and computer really inspire my students to success!
Motion Geometry: Translations, Reflections, Rotations:
Some of my favourite websites to use in this unit, to help supplement my classroom, are:
BBC Bitsize: Transformations
Black Gold Engaging Students -Division II- Math 5 http://engagingstudents.blackgold.ca/index.php/division-ii/math-d2/math-5/shape-and-space5/
Bob’s Place: Grade 5 – Patterns & Motion in Geometry (Chapter 14)
Canada’s Wonderland found at http://www.canadaswonderland.com/images/uploads/file/Math%20Grade%205%20&%206.doc
Eduplace: RoboPacker (choose a higher level)
Kids Love 2Learn.ca: Transformations
MathOnline: Transformation Golf
Mister Teacher: Alphabet Transformation
Happy Turning, Flipping, and Sliding!