# Category: Math

## Math Resources ~ Math Properties

Last summer I organized the math materials I had created in preparation for teaching a 5th grade math class this school year. The result of this organization was several blog posts with free foldable graphic organizers. I also created four math products that I am selling on Teachers pay Teachers.

This post contains two free resources for teaching math properties. The first is a foldable organizer. The second is a Smart Notebook practice.

## Math Resources ~ Geometry [Perimeter, Area, and Volume]

Below this paragraph is a link to a Geometry PowerPoint that I created a number of years ago. I came across it as I was going through my math materials and decided to share. I remember it took a L-O-N-G time to create. The PowerPoint may feel a little choppy because I went through and deleted the slides that were textbook specific. I also had my students create a foldable graphic organizer with formulas for their interactive notebooks. Since I couldn’t find the exact organizer that went with the slides, I deleted those slides as well. Even with all the deleted slides the PowerPoint still contains 116 slides with eight lessons. It is not locked, so it can easily be changed to meet your needs.

Geometry [Perimeter, Area, and Volume]

## Teaching Idea ~ Surface Area Experiment

This surface area experiment ties science and math skills together in a fun and interesting way.

# The Experiment

Give each student two ice cubes. individually packaged in Ziploc bags. Chop one ice cube; leave the other whole. Have students observe the ice cubes first to determine which contains the most surface area. Next students should record the amount of time it takes for each ice cube to melt. This experiment is a great cross-curricular activity between math and science as it proves that the more surface area the ice has exposed the quicker the ice will melt.

## Two Geometry Bulletin Boards

Creating bulletin boards for the school hallway can be a real challenge. Not only must they look impression, but they also have to show student are learning important skills. This post two bulletin boards that were created for geometry.

# Oh Geome-tree

Students really enjoyed creating this bulletin board. Not only was it quick and easy to put together, the finished product looks great!

## Coordinate Grid Activities

This coordinate grid foldable organizer with building pieces can be used for many activities: