We played this wonderful game last Friday and the kids keep asking to play it again...THEY LOVED IT! Each student had a job, and their group worked together to re-create a shape that was pre-made by me :). This game was designed to increase students awareness of different shapes and how they can be put together to make a new shape. In order to play this game students must have an understanding of what each shape is and how to draw and arrange the shapes using the directions from their classmates. I did not even expect the game to run so smoothly and it proved to be a great skill-building and cooperative learning activity as students relied on each other to reach an overall goal. Teamwork was definitely a guiding factor of this activity, and my first graders showed that they can work together quite effectively!
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