Solar Geometry

For this activity, we used gold styrofoam cups and triangular blocks to create our very own suns.

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Given the different shapes that these two items come in, they were the perfect tool for hands-on learning about basic math concepts: shape, size, area, geometry, measurement, and equivalencies.

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While playing with the blocks, your child naturally began to sort them by a particular attribute, such as shape and size.

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He may have noticed that the gold cups would make a perfect center, or that the triangular blocks would make the perfect sun rays. This exploration into the nature of shapes prepares your child for later geometric understanding.

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