Friday, March 13, 2015
Easy as Pi! :)
Do you ever get really ambitious and have a long list of things that you want to do but just don't have the time to make it actually happen? I do! In my head, it is all totally possible. BUUUUUT, in the end, I just don't have enough hours in the day. To make my life easy as pie, I created a pack of spring printables. And let me tell you, they have really saved my butt this week! :)
This fun activity requires ZERO prep, yet allows students to practice finding missing angles of triangles. My kids loved being able to use a paper clip to create a spinner and record the angle measurements of two angles. After finding the first two angles, they were tasked to find the last angle. This was perfect for my weekly math centers!
This beauty was created at the request of my husband, who teaches fourth grade. He told me that when he works on this skill, he would love to have something where students are given a picture and they have to hunt for various angles. Since I was working on a spring themed product, this spring picture made his idea a reality! I love it and so did my kids! And please, let me tell you....this is so much harder that you think it is!
When I created this cut and sort activity (and several others in the pack), I was worried that my kids would think this was juvenile. Actually, this was quite the opposite. They were really into cutting out the pieces to show what they knew about each of the various types of triangles! What I love about these sorts is that I can easily correct students as they are working and help to avoid misconceptions. I also loved that although this activity was very engaging to them, it didn't require a large amount of time during centers. They were able to sit down, get it done, and move on!
Click the image above to download a freebie sample with all of the printables shown in this post!!!
Since my students seemed to love these and I loved that they were easy as pie, I have several other printable packs in the works as well. Click the image above to check out the product on TpT! :)