This is a little game that I thought up for math the centre:
The game is a geometry game and also helps children work on visual dexterity skills insha'Allaah.
This is the game board before play
The little box is attached to the board. Inside the sticks children will need to build each shape are stored
The children place a shape card on the black square with the side showing them how many sticks they will need. They remove the indicated number of sticks from the wooden box.
They turn the card over and it shows them which shape they will be building insha'Allaah
Here the shape has been built
There are a total of seven shape cards, all of which can be built with the mini Popsicle sticks.
The shapes children will build are: Rhombus, Rectangle, Square, Diamond, Triangle, and a second Rhombus from a different angle.
What was used to make the game:
- Old puzzle - pieces removed and board flipped over
- Piece of sandpaper glued to the puzzle board
- Small wooden box affixed to the puzzle board
- Mini-Popsicle sticks
- Small pieces of felt to attach to the back of each stick
- Piece of black construction paper cut into fourths and affixed to the board
- Shape cards
- Glue stick (to glue the shape cards together)
Reflections after use: After introducing the game and showing how to use it, if the mini-Popsicle sticks were painted red ( the colour of the shapes on each card), maybe it would help some students see the shape easier in their mind and duplicate the shape on the board. Waallaahu a'lam.