December 8, 2012

Tessellation Project!! (free files & giveaway)

UPDATE! The winning name has been chosen and emailed! Congrats Sarah and thank you to all who entered!

Hi everyone!! I am SO excited...we've been having blast in math class the past two days working on our Tessellation Angle Measures Challenge! It has so much fun and my students were completely invested in the project!

We've designed our own tessellation shapes using a combination of regular polygons, tessellated the shapes, and measured all the angles--without the use of a protractor! 

But with the aid of some reference sheets :)
My students were so excited to find all of the measures of their shapes and I was blown away by the various strategies they used to find each one.

The best part? 

They wrote up reflections on the strategies they used after the whole process. This was like gold to me...
We are just about finished our project, but I wanted to share a set of posters I made to tie in with the strategies used to find these angle measurements...

I also wanted to have a little giveaway for the Tessellations Angle Measures Challenge. It's a quick and easy one for this busy time of year...just follow my blog (or enter if you already do). Thanks for reading!! :)
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Fonts by Miss Tiina at www.misstiina.com

16 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! great job!!! and beautiful as always :)

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  2. Kristen-
    I just LOVE your style and use much of your items in my classroom.
    Thanks for all you do!!
    Peggy

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  3. As a first year teacher, I am SO excited about this resource! Perfect for my 5th graders :) Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I hope your first year has been great!

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  4. This looks PERFECT... I am so hoping I win the resource!!! :) I teach fourth grade now and don't have many resources, so I think this will be a fun and engaging topic for them that we haven't even gotten started with yet!! Amazing products and activities as always, Kristen!!

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  5. Everything you make is so cute! I use your leveled alphabet letters for the library and everyone who comes in my room loves them! :)

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  6. Hi BlogPal:
    I teach geometry in February and it would be a much brighter lesson with some Kristen art to liven things up. My kids only seem to recall "cute" angles and "obese" angles. Ah, the JOYS of teaching sixth graders!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  7. This activity looks like a ton of fun. I love the bright colors on the posters!
    Life with Mrs. L

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