Skyscrapers Galore !
Build skyscrapers out of cardboard boxes, and talk about the placement of your boxes.
Tip: Use words like: above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Use words like: above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Tip: Use words like: bigger, taller, smaller, wider, and narrow.
Add windows and doors and make a game of guessing how many windows, doors, and boxes there are in each skyscraper.
Tip: Build a second skyscraper and compare and contrast similar and different sizes.
Why is this important?
A good understanding of construction sets the foundation for other kinds of mathematical thinking.
Looking for more information?
Check out our Shapes resource to see all the 2-D and 3-D shapes you can build!
Reference: McCormick, K. K., & Twitchell, G. (2017). A Preschool Investigation: The Skyscraper Project. Teaching Children Mathematics, 23(6), 340. doi:10.5951/teacchilmath.23.6.0340