If you missed last week's post about how I used Ten Flashing Fireflies to work on combinations of 10 with K-1 students, you can check it out here!
This week, I want to show you a few old favorites and share a new free favorite app with you as well. All of these are based around tangrams. I love using tangrams in the classroom and as math has become more and more standards based, I have found ways to incorporate them in other areas of the curriculum as well. I love how some kids who struggle with other math concepts really excel with geometry tasks. Tangrams are a must have in every classroom!
Have tangrams but no time to use them? Check out some of these great resources!
|This classic picture book is a great way to introduce tangrams and to show how they can be used to make animals and other objects.|
|This is a great book for kids to read themselves! Use it for guided reading, add it to book boxes or send it home!|
|Here is a great way to work on reading fluency and have a lot of fun with literacy and math!|
|Here are some of the animals and shapes you can choose from! There are 3 pages like this which gives you 45 different options.|
|You can build with one, two or three players|
|You can choose different music, turn hints on and off or go into master's mode|
|Rotating and moving the pieces is easy to figure out!|