Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Math chapter 14: Patterns and Motion in Geometry

Dear Parent:

Over the next two weeks, your child will be learning about movement and patterns in geometry that involve flips, slides, and turns. They will also be learning about patterns that use these movements. The goal for your child will be to identify and perform a variety of flips, slides, and turns independently, and to compare, extend, and create a variety of patterns involving 2-D geometric shapes and their movements.

Throughout this time, you and your child can do some activities such as:

• Your child can identify things around the house that show flips, slides, and turns. These may appear in pictures, book covers, clothing designs, wallpaper patterns, board games, or the images on a deck of cards.
• Your child can play games, such as checkers and chess, to see how slides work in real-life situations.
• Your child can use the clock to identify and show how turns work. Turns can go both ways, clockwise and counterclockwise.
• Your child can find repeating patterns that may appear in such things as wallpaper designs, quilts, comforters, or clothing.
• Your child can create his or her own patterns or designs, using flips, slides, and turns.

You may want to visit the Nelson Web site at for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and develop a positive attitude toward learning mathematics, and for books that relate children’s literature to patterns and motion in geometry. Also, check the Web site for links to other sites that provide online tutorials, math problems, and brainteasers.

If your child is using the Nelson Mathematics 3 Workbook, pages 104 to 111 belong to Chapter 14. There is a page of practice questions for each of the 6 lessons in the chapter and a Test Yourself page at the end. If your child requires assistance, you can refer to the At-Home Help box on each Workbook page.

P.S: End of chapter test on Monday May 11th, 2015 in sha'Allah