Sunday, September 18, 2011

Geometry - Types of Lines


Our environment is filled with different types of lines from nature.













Here are some ideas to help children learn about the different types of lines.


~Click on the link below to view a slide show that explains the different types of lines.

    Scholastic Study Jams: Types of Lines


~ Children can practice making the different types of lines with simple, inexpensive manipulatives such as the following: 



 Pencils 

Horizontal Lines

Vertical Lines


 Popsicle Sticks

Top: Parallel,   Middle: Intersecting,   Bottom: Perpendicular


Small Craft Sticks


Top: Vertical,   Middle: Horizontal,   Bottom: Diagonal





Tooth Picks



Pipe Cleaners



Pretzels




Twizzlers/Licorice 


Horizontal and Vertical



Parallel and Intersecting




~ Students can look for examples of the different types of lines at home, school, or even outdoors in the environment. They could tally, count, list, sketch, or take photos of the lines.



















~ They could also use old magazines and the internet to find pictures of the different types of lines. They could sort and/or label the pictures and use them to make a book, poster, or slide show about LINES.


Vertical and Parallel

Diagonal and Parallel

Horizontal and Parallel


Thanks for visiting. Have fun with lines!
Marcia :)

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