Skip to main content

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.

Comments

Unknown 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

Popular posts from this blog

Making Notebooks

Recently I tried out a new craft idea~and it was SO much fun!! And extremely frugal, too. That's always a bonus, right? So here we go: 1. Take your basic composition notebook (purchased at the back-to-school sales for .99 each). 2. Go to your craft supplies and get your Mod Podge ready, along with a good paintbrush. 3. Look through all those scrapbook papers you've been randomly collecting and choose some. 3. After choosing your paper for the cover of your book and trimming it to fit, start *painting* the cover with the glue. Next, give the back of your paper a good coat of glue, too. (I left the binding uncovered so that I could use a contrasting paper there later on). 4. Glue it on! Remember to smooth out any air bubbles under the paper. 5. Flip the cover open and make a few cuts on the corners so that they will fold over nice and neat, then add a little more glue to the edges of the inside cover and a little more to the paper edges. 6. Fold them over a

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project. First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby. Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request. Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second c

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.   When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.   I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.   I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.   The left