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Turning the Tables


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Turning the Tables

In this activity, learners explore geometry and spatial relationships as they figure out how to arrange tables for a party. Learners use six triangular cut-outs to represent the tables, which must seat exactly six people with only one person per side. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5: Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1—20, count out that many objects.(more info about this benchmark)

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston,

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil

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