Last week I set up this simple invitation to study lines, curves, and shapes in a variety of ways using our Spielgaben wooden pieces. Four years ago my families from Crozet PlaySchool all got together and bought this beautiful math set. I look forward to using it each year! The pieces provide open ended math exploration.
On one side of the table I put four cork circles, and on the other side of the table was the large wooden grid that is part of the math set.
I let the children use the pieces to create their own designs, and their imaginations were their only limit.
Swirls and Lines
Then I moved the Spielgaben to the block area in the classroom and set up the chalkboard table top. On the table I drew a series of lines and swirls, along with offering a large supply of gems. They children loved this activity, and we changed the drawings on the table throughout the week.
We will see where this exploration takes us in the weeks to come!