Grade 6 Geometry–Final Week

     Vachel Lindsay

Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.

From The Waldorf Book of Poetry

Our final geometrical drawings for this block (sixth grader’s are on the left, mom’s are on the right):

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I haven’t finished mine yet, but I imagine it to be quite spectacular! 🙂

10 6th grader geometry (3) mom geometry 10
This was our only drawing in which we used colored pencils to create it. We had to be very careful to avoid making a mistake, since our bright pencils are not erasable. This is wonderful, focused work. The directions for this drawing came from Eugene Schwartz’s online intensive, as well as Making Math Meaningful: A Middle School Math Curriculum .

 11 6th grader geometry (1) mom geometry 11


Here are a few more books that I saw on Amazon that looked interesting, but I can’t spend all of our money on books… we do have to eat!

Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions (Wooden Books)

Compass Drawings: Construction designs using a compass and a ruler (Grades 4-6)

Hands-On Geometry: Constructions with Straightedge and Compass, Grades 4-6

geometry origami
The day before school, my daughter and I made this 3-dimensional stellated (star-like) octahedron. This is great fun, and does not feel like school at all. Perfect! I picked up a kit called Geo-Gami:

Geo-gami: The Art of Making Geometrical Shapes from Paper

The kit comes with an instructional book, and nice, sturdy paper. I plan on pulling out this kit again soon!

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One Response to Grade 6 Geometry–Final Week

  1. Meredith says:

    What beautiful work you’re doing! So inspiring!

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