Friday, November 14, 2008

Geometric Solids Matching Cards

OK, I think I've finally figured out how to use box.net to upload files, and I'm going to give it a shot. I created a series of images to go along with the geometric solids - you can download the file by clicking here. I printed these out, cut them up, and then laminated them using a Scotch Thermal Laminator I bought brand-spankin' new for $10 (!!) off craigslist.

To use these, the child lays the geometric solids across the top of a mat, and then matches the pictures underneath the appropriate solid:



I didn't have any kind of reference to go by when making these cards - I simply looked around Google for things that were the correct shape. I tried to find six images for each solid, but I had trouble finding that many for the triangle-based pyramid (only found two) and the ovoid (only found four). If you have any ideas for those solids, please let me know and I'll update the file and upload it again.

I hope this is useful - I'd love to hear any comments anyone has!

6 comments:

Jamie said...

You put in a lot of work getting all the pictures together - thanks for sharing. I cant think of anything off the top of my head for the triangle pyramid and ovoid - but if I think of sthg, I will let you know. Thanks again

Evenspor said...

Thanks for these great cards. My ideas: for the ovoid: hot air balloon, Mr. Potato Head's body; for the triangle-based pyramid: a four-sided die

Amber said...

These are brilliant Jennie! I don't even have our Geo Solids yet & have had to save these :) Thank you.

aly in va said...

I know this is an old post, but I just found it and have downloaded the file. Thanks so much.

Mel said...

These are great, thanks so much for sharing!

Dinah said...

Such great work! Thank you so much for sharing. Perfect timing for us.