In the lessons and worksheets for this program, students will learn and reinforce these geometry skills:
Lesson 1: measuring perimeter and area of 2D shapes;
Lesson 2: measuring surface area of 3D shapes; and
Lesson 3: measuring volume of 3D shapes.
The materials are taught through this story line: A popular band called The Geometrics is planning a big concert at a school, but they need help to build a stage and promote the show. Some students volunteer to become the Geometrics Stage Crew and use their geometry knowledge to help.
Before launching the lessons, you can engage students in a discussion about real-world geometry with the classroom mini poster (PDF). Show your class how geometric shapes can be found in the concert setting on the poster. Ask students where they have seen these shapes in their daily lives.
The poster includes fundamental formulas you can display in the classroom year-round. In addition, there is a handy formulas reference sheet (PDF) of formulas and definitions for teachers and students. The reference sheet also features drawings of all the shapes included in these lessons.
Note: All printables appear in full color, yet are designed to easily reproduce in black and white.