Geometry begins with play
One of the areas of math kids learn from an early age deals with shapes. Kids have fun as they explore their environment and identify, compare and name various shapes such as: heart-shape, star, circle, triangle, square, oval, rectangle etc. Based on their prior knowledge of shapes our enjoyable lessons, games and worksheets help build their math skills and develop geometric thinking in kids. They direct the attention of kids to the properties and geometric qualities of various shapes. This leads to development of geometric and spatial skills in kids. It helps them to understand and appreciate our two and three dimensional world and be better prepared for math in higher grades and beyond. Geometry begins with play.
The aim of Turtlediary is to provide an environment for conceptual understandings and to develop basic math skills that kids will need to function effectively in the twenty-first century. Kids will be better prepared if they can think about and use the tools of basic geometric ideas. Geometry is a part of math that is concerned with questions of size, shape, etc. and the laws that govern them. Lessons, games and worksheets support kids when they explore, identify and compare shapes of things in their environment and describe their attributes. They help kids create mental images of geometric shapes and represent them from different perspectives.
Our geometric world
Geometry is learnt in relevant and realistic contexts and emphasis is on concepts and skills so that kids have a solid grounding in math. Spatial understandings are necessary for interpreting and appreciating our inherently geometric world. The interrelationships of shapes and the effects of changes to shapes are important aspects of spatial sense. It is important that kids develop a strong sense of spatial relationships and master the concepts and language of geometry as they move to higher grades. The world is built of shape and space, and geometry is its math or the process of calculating it.