Manipulatives in the Geometry Class: Fun with Pattern Blocks and Geoboards (Grades 6-10) (#020519)

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center 118 Frelinghuysen Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854

In this workshop we will use pattern blocks and geoboards to explore questions related to polygons, area and perimeter, and similarity. What types of polygonal regions can be created with each type of manipulative? What can be said about their interior and exterior angles? What difficulties arise in trying to compute the perimeter and area of such polygons? The problems will cover a wide range of difficulty levels, and we will discuss both informal and theoretical approaches to geometric reasoning.