12 Ways Teachers Can Use Play-Doh

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If you don’t have a category set of Play Doh cups, you might have considered trying to think about buying some. (Or even asking for guardian donations.) Play Doh can be utilized for all kinds of actions and it’s very motivating for college students.  Nobody desires to be the child that will get their Play Doh taken away as a result of they weren’t following directions!

sculpting 3D shapes, teaching with Play Doh

One 12 months the artwork instructor at my faculty taught my kids how to sculpt a number of the 3D shapes.  I believe they used Model Magic however I’m utilizing PlayDoh right here:

sculpting a sphere and other 3D shapes out of Play Doh, fun for teaching geometry #teachingmath #geometry #playdoh

 

sculpting a cylinder our of playdoh, a fun activity for teaching 3D shapes and geometry #teachingmath #geometry

 sculpting a cone out of play doh, a fun activity for learning about 3D shapes #teachingmath #geometry #playdoh
 sculpting a cube out of play doh, a fun way to learn about geometry and 3D shapes #teachingmath #geometry

Some of those shapes are slightly bit difficult to make.  I inform college students that it’s advantageous to attempt greater than as soon as.  If they want to squish up their PlayDoh and begin once more it’s no huge deal.  Most of us aren’t excellent at doing one thing the primary time round.

Having the shapes of their palms gave my college students a fantastic alternative to depend the faces, edges, and vertices.  It’s a lot simpler than holding up the one mannequin of a form in entrance of the category and hope all people is counting edges together with you!

Management tip: Tell the scholars that if they will keep centered lengthy sufficient to full the duty you’re asking of them (whether or not it’s making one 3D form, or all 4) then they will have a while to working with the PlayDoh utilizing their very own concepts.

 

 

Here is one other useful resource for working towards geometry expertise from my TpT store. Click on the image to test it out:

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Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former instructor with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood schooling. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade lecturers.

Author: Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun is a former instructor with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood schooling. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade lecturers.