Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just some handy little tidbits about how to show kids the attributes of shapes in fun and more visual ways...

Corners or Vertices....

Sides... (Yes! I wrote on my manipulatives!)

Edges and Vertices (I showed the kids the pieces and built the shapes in front of them.)


  1. Writing on manipulatives = smart teaching :) I do it too... gasp!

  2. Check your cone. It should not have a corner or vertex. A corner/vertex is where two flat sides meet. Since a cone only has one flat side, it does not have any corners or vertices. I made the same mistake in my first couple of years of teaching this.