22 September 2011

Getting Into Geometry: A Review

This past month I've had the opportunity to review Getting Into Geometry from Aims Education Foundation. This book is geared toward K-1st, although I think it would have even been great for us for Pre-K~K5.

The main sections in the table of contents are:
  • 2-D Shapes
  • Composing and Decomposing Shapes
  • Symmetry
  • 3-D Solids
  • Spatial Relationships: Location/Position
  • Playful Practice (games)
The lessons~a total of 50~are laid out nicely for a classroom, but also work well at home. They give key questions, the learning goal, materials needed list, instructions and more. And there are reproducible pages for nearly every lesson. You can see an example of some of the reproducible pages here. Oh, and did I mention it comes with a cd?! Very helpful!

My son has really enjoyed the activities we've used from this book~and I plan to use more throughout the year as well. He's a very hands-on learner and enjoys crafts, games, etc. very much. His favorite activity so far has been the t anagrams. He is a big fan of those (and puzzles in general) and really did well with these.

This book would be a great addition for your pre-school through 1st grade students!

Aims has a wonderful selection of activity books and more for math and science on their website, including a special page for homeschooling and sample lessons to download. Go check them out!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Getting Into Geometry through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and Aims Education Foundation in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. The thoughts expressed here are completely my own.

1 comment:

Pleasantly Peavey said...

I enjoyed your review - Been looking for something to use with Geometry - Might have to check this out - Thanks and Blessings! Roberta from Pondering on the Prairie