Icosahedron Cooperative Group Project

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Icosahedron Cooperative Group Project

Chrissie RissmillerThird Grade

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Every year during the first week of school, I have my third graders work in cooperative groups of 3 or 4 to make this colorful polyhedron with 20 faces! I provide the materials and one sample, but give very little instructions (intentionally). I learn VOLUMES about my students while observing their approach to this activity. I discover my leaders and my thinkers. I find out about learning styles and motor skills. I get a taste of personalities and cooperative abilities. These icosahedrons hang in my classroom for the entire school year! I like to use Astrobrights paper because it gives my classroom a beautiful pop of color!

Every year during the first week of school, I have my third graders work in cooperative groups of 3 or 4 to make this colorful polyhedron with 20 faces! I provide the materials and one sample, but give very little instructions (intentionally). I learn VOLUMES about my students while observing their approach to this activity. I discover my leaders and my thinkers. I find out about learning styles and motor skills. I get a taste of personalities and cooperative abilities. These icosahedrons hang in my classroom for the entire school year! I like to use Astrobrights paper because it gives my classroom a beautiful pop of color!