Focus On Geometry – ULTIMATE Resource!

Focus On Geometry
Focus On Geometry is an excellent new resource of fun geometry games to help children in 2nd through 8th grades learn and understand geometry in a fun and memorable way. Perfect for teachers, tutors and homeschooling parents, Focus On Geometry offers 28 different geometry games and activities.
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Focus On Geometry is an excellent new resource of fun geometry games to help children in 2nd through 8th grades learn and understand geometry in a fun and memorable way. Perfect for teachers, tutors and homeschooling parents, Focus On Geometry offers 28 different geometry games and activities.

These geometry games for kids encourage them to work with numbers in a new way. The value of learning through play is well-documented in younger children but can also help older children. If your students struggle with geometry they are likely to also dislike it. If they dislike it they are less willing to put in the work that will help them to understand it. With Focus On Geometry you can make the work playful and exciting to engage them better.

With fun geometry games students are able to see geometry from a different perspective. Children love games and activities and Focus On Geometry provides them a way to transfer their enjoyment of games to a learning environment that showcases the lessons in a way they can interact with differently.

As different children’s minds pick up and conceptualize things differently, Focus On Geometry offers numerous options to find the right activity so even struggling children can have an “a-ha!” moment of success and comprehension. For students who excel in math the activities can strengthen their skills and provide review activities.

In addition, Focus On Geometry uses both practical applications of geometry and artistic applications so students can relate to geometry from their own interest area. This method encourages them to see the value of geometry and ways they can use it in real life while also engaging different brain functions to understand the math.

Focus on Geometry is designed to provide levels to attain within each grade and build upon as they move up in levels and grades. It is an especially excellent investment because it is useful for seven grade levels. Each year your students will return to a system that has become familiar and comfortable to them but continues to challenge them to excel in their understanding of geometry.

Some of the 28 geometry games and activities included in this downloadable package include

Dividing Polygons & Triangles (Part I, II, III)
Reflection Symmetry
Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Tessellations (Part I, II, III)
Geometry Scavenger Hunt
Calculating Rectangular Plots
Teaching Angles with Art
Entrapment: Transformation Math Games (free)

Focus On Geometry (TPT) includes geometry review games and even printable geometry games! This makes it possible to send work home and trust your students are more likely to complete and return it. Self-directed learning through games is less stressful and easier to continue even when you are not present to guide them.

Focus on Geometry is a digital download that gives you access to all of the geometry games available in one convenient bundle that you will be able to use over and over, for years to come.
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Here’s a few more Geometry Activities included in this Bundle:


Polygons Inscribed in Circles

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Begin this activity with a worksheet that has nothing but circles on it. Give the kids protractors and rulers too, but they don’t necessarily have to use them to see the end result of this activity. With a little bit of exploration on their part and a reminder that the circle has 360 degrees around its center point, they can figure out that they need to draw a 120 degree angle, next to another one, next to another one. Then they can figure out where the vertices of the triangle are positioned. For a square they do the same thing, 360 divided up into 4 sections equals angles of 90 degrees and so on. By the time they get to the dodecagon, the angle measurements will be 30 degrees. As they make a regular polygon with more and more sides they should notice that it is getting closer and closer to the circumference of the circle. Here are the figures they should draw.

Triangle (3 sides) Square (4 sides) Pentagon (5 sides) Hexagon (6 sides) Heptagon (7 sides) Octagon (8 sides) Nonagon (9 sides) Decagon (10 sides) Undecagon (11 sides) Dodecagon (12 sides)

This interesting activity gets kids thinking about regular polygons and helps them to realize that as the number of sides of a regular polygon increases its perimeter gets closer and closer to the circumference of a circle. Text

M.C. Escher and Tessellations (Part 1)

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Share a short biography of M.C. Escher and his fascination with tessellations with students. Show some of the wonderful art that Escher created with different tessellations of animals and other objects.

Possible Sources:

Tell them what the definition of a tessellation is:
A pattern of shapes that fit perfectly together to cover a plane surface.

Give students construction paper cutouts of triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and octagons and have them experiment with different possible tessellations. Don’t be surprised if some of your students come up with patterns that use two different polygons.

If you can find some photographs of tile patterns done with tessellations, these are great for discussion and inspiration too. The one offered here is a photo of ceramic tiles in Marrahech.

After students have played with these for awhile discuss the three regular tessellations (using just one type of regular polygon) with them. There are only three that are possible: Triangles, Squares, and Hexagons. Remind them that regular polygons are both equiangular and equilateral.

Show them that to “name” a tessellation properly they pick a vertex of one of the polygons and then go around that vertex in a circle to name the number of sides of each polygon that connects at that vertex.

For example, in the hexagon pattern, the figure to the upper right of any vertex is a hexagon, the upper left is a hexagon, and attached to the bottom is also a hexagon. Therefore, that pattern can be described as 6.6.6.

Rotation Symmetry (Symmetry Part 4)

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Have students hunt for photos online and objects in the classroom that have rotation symmetry.

Here’s an example. The flower from the spiderwort plant has a triangular shape. It’s outside petals have a rotation symmetry of 120 degrees.

This baby starfish has four vertices. See if students can tell you that its rotation symmetry is 90 degrees.

This starfish has five vertices. See if students can tell you that its rotation symmetry is 72 degrees.

Challenge students to find objects in nature or in the classroom that have rotation symmetries of 36 degrees or 60 degrees. Could there ever be a seven-armed starfish? (Yes, show photo, 51.42 degree rotation) What about nine-armed? (Yes,40 degree rotation)

Ask students to research what is the maximum number of arms a starfish can have and what the rotation symmetry of that starfish would be, keeping in mind that though most creatures have some type of symmetry their symmetry isn’t always perfect!

Focus on Geometry


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