Geometry and Measurement K-8
Author: Courténay Miller, Ph.D.
For this service-learning project, teacher candidates had the opportunity to go into the Roosevelt Lawrence community center and teach geometric lessons to low-income, predominantly minority students in fun and innovative ways. This service-learning project was a two-fold project. First, teacher candidates created engaging lesson plans utilizing the Georgia Standards of Excellence grades K-6. Their lessons focused on one standard from an assigned grade level. Second, students wrote and created books that focused specifically on their selected standards. These books were read to students during their lesson presentation. All books were typed and organized just like a child’s book. All books were at least 10 pages and were bound in some way. Some of the created books included the following: poetry, comic book style, cartoon style, and story book style. The presented lessons not only emphasized mathematics literacy but also literacy in general. All lessons were presented on Monday and Wednesday from February-May, 2019.