For young children, Geometry can be confusing as they learn all about the different shapes that exist. It is made difficult by the fact that these shapes cannot always be found around them. But, there is a way to help children learn geometry visually. Picture books!
Here are 5 picture books that will help your students learn more about Geometry and shapes!
1. Circus Shapes (1 to 3 grades):
Circus Shapes is a picture book for young Geometry beginners. It helps them recognize different shapes. The concepts of Geometry are taught to students by taking objects of different shapes from their daily life as the basis. There are many activities at the end of the book that help children to check their skills.
2. The Greedy Triangle (3 to 5 grades):
The Greedy Triangle is an amazing book for introducing Geometry to students in 3 to 5 grades. It helps children know and understand different polygons and their properties. The book also gives children a better understanding on angles, vertices and sides.
3. Mummy Math: An Adventure In Geometry (4 to 6 grades)
Mummy Math: An Adventure In Geometry is a picture book that helps children read and learn Geometric concepts through the adventure story of the Zills family. This book helps children understand the concept of 3D shapes. The story is about two kids from the Zills family who get trapped in a pyramid. However, they find their way out by using their geometric skills!
4. What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? (3 to 5 grades)
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras is a book about young Pythagoras who travels to Alexandria and Egypt, curious to discover the secret of the right angle. The book brings to life geometric concepts visually and helps children understand the Pythagorean Theorem in a better and enjoyable way.
5. Cubes, Cones, Cylinders and Spheres (2 to 4 grades)
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders and Spheres is a picture book with pictures of different shapes. This book could be used to introduce the concept of shapes and Geometry to first graders. The book shows pictures from a child’s daily life, which help them know and understand different shapes. The book also introduces different types of Geometric solids to your students.
How do you teach geometry to your young students? Have you used any picture books in your class? Share your experiences and opinions with us in the comments section below!