Updated: Jul 18
For children to use their mathematical mind is important because it develops their ability to think logically and precisely. It gives the capacity to approach all areas of one’s thought and life with rigor and discipline. To develop the ability to think, it is important to learn how to structure and organize ideas. By bringing order to one’s mind, mental capacities can grow.
To have a rich variety of concrete geometry materials is a unique strength of a mathematics curriculum. Starting to introduce geometry through sensorial materials in kindergarten with children age 3-6, helps them become familiar with congruency, similarity, and equivalence. In primary school, children age 6-12 learn to draw, define, and describe lines, polygons, angles, circles, and geometric solids. They learn how to measure length and area of geometric shapes and solids. When introduced to the Pythagorean Theorem, children learn to apply the related formulae to abstract work.
Aurogames fill the gap
Although curriculums like the Montessori geometry curriculum are extensive and rich, there is often a gap when it comes to work with symmetry, mirroring and patterns.
We have developed a series of materials that offer exploration and learning in this area. Our geometry program is structured in progressive levels, introducing these concepts through a sensorial exploration. Download here.
Patterns are progressively more complex as children grasp the concepts. It is developed for children age 4-12, starting with constructing very basic patterns, to with time and practice be able to understand and reproduce patterns with a kaleidoscope effect.
Base Cards present the children with challenges such as understanding mirror images. That have all the same parts, yet are different. Simple patterns are constructed with just 4 Base Cards, and then as the patterns get more complex they use 9, 25 36... and more cards.
By working with the Elements, which are the smallest shapes that the larger shapes can be constructed of, children have an in-depth experience of how patterns are constructed, and how mirror images and symmetry are replicated.
We offer both Games and Activities
The Games are printed in color and easily prepared and organized to be a part of the geometry shelf in your learning environment.
Watch children play our level 1 & 2 games here
The Activities offer an artistic dimension. Children explore symmetry, mirroring and patterns through coloring. The Activities are printed and made available for the children on the geometry shelf.
Watch children colour and create their own game.
All materials come in pdf format, to be downloaded directly and printed. Instructions of how to prepare and organize the materials are included, as well as teacher information for presentations.
Take the chance now! As we have developed all our materials to be easily prepared by you, you can have the materials available to the children you work with right away.
We also want to avoid the pollution from transportation when shipping materials across the world. Therefor we see this as an eco-friendly version, and affordable for everyone as we are able to offer the games/activities at a low cost.
If you have any questions when preparing your Aurogames material, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.