My Top Three Read Alouds for Geometry
Ok I know there are a ton of books out there but let's be honest. There is only so much time! I'm going to stick to the top three (IMHO).
1. The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
It's great for introducing kids to basic shapes. It's a cute story. I found a YouTube video if you'd like to preview it!
2. Spaghetti and Meatballs by Marilyn Burns
Are you teaching area and perimeter? This a great read aloud for that. I cut large squares (tables) out of one color of construction paper and small squares (chairs) out of another color. Then I have kids work on their own arrangements with different instructions:
-How many tables are needed if everyone wants to sit together at one table?
-How many tables are needed if everyone wants to sit two per table?
-How many tables are needed if every family has four members?
3. Sir Circumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander
There is a whole series of these books. Great for teaching radius, diameter and angles. This one is great for teaching acute, right and obtuse angles. I love the integration of history too! Why not send your students on a quest for angles, too?
I am an NBCT in Literacy, Reading and Language Arts. I have a BCC (Bilingual Certification) and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. And I love books!