Index Volumes Nature Breakdown Symmetry Mosaic Patchwork Project

Web created by the CEIP Pompeu Fabra's computer department .

Lloret de Mar.

Project.

A group of teachers thought of having a page in which everyone from the school could participate. Some students (10-12 years old) had participated in activities creating web pages before. We think internet can be a very motivating activity, rich in content and that offers students the opportunity to share.

Also, the topic of geometry is a theme that can be motivating and attractive when it is presented in images, and can be a good tool to communicate between centers. Each level in our school looked for a geometrical aspect that could be reflected on a web. The result seems to be a page without an end. In the index we could include other aspects related to geometry, show even more work from our students, other levels or schools. At the same time we have tried to show a different way to work the geometry that comes from observation, manipulation and making of art activities.

The result of all this work is here, specifying what we did in each level.

 age:3-6

3 YEARS OLD KIDS MANIPULATE FAMILIAR OBJECTS AND CLASSIFY THEM IN A SPONTANEOUS AND INSTINTIVE WAY ACCORDING TO SIMILARITIES OR DIFERENCES. ALL THESE OBJECTS HAVE SPHERICAL, CYLINDRICAL OR CUBIC SHAPES.

 WORKING VOLUME WITH STUDENTS 4 YEARS OLD IS CONCERNED TO THESE ACTIVITIES: - FIRST WE GIVE THE GROUP AN OBJECT OR FIGURE TO WORK WITH; IN THIS CASE WE INTRODUCE THE CUBE, THE PRISM AND THE CYLINDER. THEY MANIPULATE, MAKING COMPARISONS, DIFERENCIES...-THEN WE ANALIZE THE FIGURE. IT'S PRINTED WITH PAINT IN A PAPER TO SEE THE SHAPES OF THE FIGURE TO MAKE THEM REALIZE WHICH ARE THE GEOMETRYCAL FIGURES THAT MAKE THE CUBE, THE PRISM AND THE CYLINDER. FIVE YEARS OLD STUDENTS KNOW THE CUBE, THE PRISM AND THE PYRAMID. WE HAVE OBSERVED OBJECTS AROUND US WITH THE SAME SHAPE. NOW,WE WANTED TO BUILD THESE FIGURES IN VOLUME. SO WE COUNTED HOW MANY FACES EACH ONE HAD AND WHICH GEOMETRYCAL FIGURE WAS IT.

For the topic on fruits, we looked for different geometrical elements, seeing what we could discover. We wanted students to explore the things around them with curiosity, trying to see more than was obvious at first sight. We started exploring different types of fruit, we talked about the shapes they have and which other elements from our surroundings they can be related to. Then we cut the fruits in different ways and saw what happened, we talked about them...and we finished by drawing the results of the observations.
On the web you can find the drawings "under the originals", as replacement images.

Students from 3rd. level worked onthe composition and breaking down of the geometry. The result of this work can be found on the page in the form of animations. We have also included a crossword and a polygon breakdown.

In 4th level we worked on symmetry. Starting with our own body symmetry, using photos, mirrors...,we made psychomotricity and arts related with maths. Once it was presented to the kids , ideas to be put on the web came out.

We have worked on mosaics. From these elements we have worked on thecomposition and breakdown of figures, measurement of angles,addition of angles, turns and symmetry. This work was done in maths and art classes using materials students could manipulate i.e. pencil and paper and in the computer class, drawing programmes, image edition programmes and the "Tesselmania" programme.