Geometry in the Classroom

If one looks closely around a primary classroom, one can see many geometrical shapes – especially when the children are playing with the structures!

Geometrical shapes in the classroom. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Not only do the children create patterns on the carpet with the shapes available to them, but they also build structures that have the lines one would expect when thinking of the term geometry:

Geometrical structures in the classroom. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Behind their creations, one can see the geometrical lines of the shelving and boxes that contain the structures that are used to build their creations:

Geometrical shapes in the classroom (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Geometrical shapes are not only found on the carpet while the children are building. Geometry can be seen as well when looking at the baskets that contain their day’s activities:

Geometry in the classroom. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Each day I see these geometrical lines, as do the students in my class. We have become accustomed to them and are aware of them as a seperate entity only when we study shapes in Mathematics.

What geometrical shapes are a part of your everyday life?

(This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge posted at The Daily Post at This week’s prompt is: Geometry)

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I am an educator, blogger, wife and mother. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, crafting, photography, and spending time with my family.
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28 Responses to Geometry in the Classroom

  1. Gemma says:

    I’m not sure which, but I AM sure my day will be invaded by tons of geometry. Great post. Brings back memories. :-)


  2. Paula says:

    :O kiddies’ geometry :) Cool.


  3. zannyro says:

    I never stopped to think how many there ARE in a classroom!


  4. Marcel C says:

    Geometry shapes in your daily life. Nice taken on the theme.


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Such fun photos….


  6. aFrankAngle says:

    I seem to have a lot of time with glowing rectangles.


  7. scrapydo says:

    The more you look the more you see. Was difficult because I did not know what it meant. Now I know with your examples! :)


  8. TBM says:

    I used to love playing with those shapes.


  9. Fun, exciting, cheerful!


  10. Lisaman says:

    What a fun place to learn!


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  12. eof737 says:

    Fabulous. Like the city, the classroom is a geometric haven. I loved the colorful blocks/pieces too. :-)


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