Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box

Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box

A detailed guide to understanding the Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box material and how it is used within the Early Years curriculum.

How does it work?

With the Constructive Triangles, the child explores how triangles relate to and can be the building blocks of other plane figures. The Large Hexagonal Box relates obtuse-angled triangles to equilaterals, to quadrilaterals, and to the hexagon. This material provides practice at visualizing and manipulating straight-sided figures in new ways, ones that will be applicable when the child studies equivalence and area in Elementary.

Prerequisite Skills - It is recommended that the child have worked with other Constructive Triangles prior to the Large Hexagonal Box.

Introducing the Large Hexagonal Box

Sample lesson

Start by watching this sample lesson from our Guidepost Homeschool platform that will familiarize you to the Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box and its use.

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How to set up

Setup - Carefully remove all packaging material. Arrange the triangles in the box in the order indicated by photos shown below. This gets the triangles ready for the child's work with this material.

Usage Tips - Constructive Triangles are suitable for use either on a work rug on the floor or at a child-height table. The picture shown indicates how the activity looks in process.

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For Guidepost Homeschool subscribers

If you are already subscribed to Guidepost Homeschool, start in the order below to navigate to the corresponding lesson plans using the Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box in our Altitude learning platform.

Wondering about supplies used in particular lessons? Detailed materials lists can be found at the beginning of each lesson in Guidepost’s Altitude system, as well as on the materials cards at the beginning of each unit.

  • Corresponding Altitude lessons

    Lessons where the Constructive Triangles: Large Hexagonal Box is used

    Sensorial: (3-6) No Isolated Sense

    • Introducing the Large Hexagonal Box

    Geometry: (6-12) Constructive Triangles – Explore

    • Exploring Shapes Made by Combining Types of Triangles

    Geometry: (7-12) Constructive Triangles - Compare

    • Congruence & Similarity with the Large Hexagonal Box
    • Equivalence with the Large Hexagonal Box
    • Relationships Expressed in Ratios and Fractions using the Large Hexagonal Box
    • Naming Lines using the Large Hexagonal Box
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