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Message from " GEOMAITRI"

Posted by Dharmendra Pandya on June 23, 2010 at 7:58 AM Comments comments (3)

Message From “GEOMAITRI”

Dear participants/ Students

In light of the NCERT Standards in india, teaching geometry has become more exciting than ever. Taking time to include 2-D and 3-D explorations, transformation and coordinate approaches, and real-world applications and models will pay off in the long run. Using hands-on activities to teach geometry concepts leads to better understanding and greater retention.

As more students take, geometry has become the next logical step for many students. This requires new strategies, innovative techniques and a greater variety of activities. In my experience, I have found that students learn considerably more by using manipulative and hands-on activities. In addition, these activities create students who enjoy geometry more and are motivated to explore and solve geometry problems. Most of my ideas are cost-free and easy to prepare, using recycled scrap paper, corrugated boards folders, cardboard, Plastic straws, Foam blocks, Foam Pattern blocks, wooden solids and other readily available materials.

I look forward to sharing many, many ideas with you. You will learn dozens of activities, strategies and techniques that will lead to increased success for you students.

Strengthening Geometry Program : Ideas, Strategies and Hands-On Activities

• Classroom-proven, hands-on ideas for actively engaging your students and increasing their success in your geometry classroom

• Effective strategies and techniques that will motivate your geometry students and inspire your teaching

• Specific, timesaving tips for using hands-on activities for assessment and evaluation

• Easy-to-use, inexpensive manipulatives that lead to greater understanding and retaining of geometry concepts

Practical Ideas and Strategies:

If you are interested in strengthening yours’ and your students’ performance in geometry, “GEOMEITRI” programme workshop is just for you. I will present classroom-tested geometry activities that will help increase understanding, expand thinking skills and raise the confidence levels of your geometry students. This workshop focuses on hands-on activities, geometry investigations and projects that help increase student involvement and motivation. You’ll learn strategies that will make teaching geometry more successful, more enjoyable and less time consuming. This workshop has been specifically designed for math educators and maths students who teach and learn geometry topics in different grades and who are concerned with making geometry instruction more successful and more accessible for their students. Also use the geometry in real world.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending”GEOMATRI”

1. Increase your & yours Student Understanding of Geometry Principles

Use hands-on geometry activities to increase motivation, participation and understanding . . . Innovative strategies for introducing new concepts and reviewing previously taught concepts by hands on activities and math manipulative.

2. Develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving Abilities

Investigate geometry problems that do not suggest quick answers . . . Incorporate higher-order thinking skills into everyday geometry lessons

3. Reduce Math Anxiety

Incorporate nonthreatening activities that reduce the fear of failure and help increase student success in geometry

4. Make Instruction of Geometry Concepts More Accessible for More Students

Explore activities that give new meaning to geometry concepts, such as perimeter, area and volume . . . Hands on activities and teaching strategies you can immediately implement in your own geometry classroom

5. Enhance Visual Thinking

Use a variety of activities to help students visualize concepts and predict results . . . Practical ways to use mirror reflections in your geometry classroom

6. Create Two- and Three-Dimensional Models

Increase your students’ understanding of geometry concepts by creating easily understood models . . . Utilize readily available, inexpensive materials