Kids are often very visual when it comes to learning – which makes incorporating videos into your lessons a fun an easy tool to use that addresses their visual needs. Especially when it comes to math! Your students may not expect you to play a video during math instruction, which gives your lesson an unexpected twist! This element of surprise and catching them off-guard by sharing different geometry-related videos is a great way to keep your little learners totally engaged! Plus, math videos are tons of fun and often highly interactive.
Bonus idea: Prep these anchor charts to display before, during and after the videos to create an in-depth lesson.
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The following list of videos feature a variety of energetic songs, excellent graphics, and easy-to-follow explanations all about geometry. Since these videos collectively address a variety of grade-levels and geometry sub-topics, you should have no trouble finding the perfect place in your math instruction to use one (or more) of these entertaining and educational geometry videos.
It’s undeniable that certain videos can really drive home various math concepts for your students when you incorporate them into your math lessons – but let’s not forget about all of the other amazing resources out there that can also help enrich your math instruction! Including the following geometry-focused resources from Lucky Little Learners into your math ins
- Geometry Toothy
- Geometry Worksheets
- Geometry Exit Tickets
- Lucky to Learn Math: Shapes & Fractions in Outer Space
Polygon Song Video (4:02)
Your kids will fully understand what a polygon is after hearing the catchy song that’s featured in this video. The definition of a polygon is explained right off the bat and continues on to show pictures of different polygons while also explaining how they got their names. It clearly examines and discusses three, four, five-sided shapes, all the way up to a ten-sided decagon. After explaining each shape, the video takes an interactive turn by asking viewers to draw the different shapes in the air while singing along with the video about them. Your kids will love it!
Extension idea: Try a deeper plunge into polygons with these engaging activities.
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Learn about 2-D Shapes with Choo-Choo Train – Part 1 (9:35)
Although this video is on the longer side and doesn’t feature any catchy theme songs, it’s a really effective tool for teaching 2-D shapes to younger students. The colorfully animated talking train will help keep your little learners engaged while the clear and easy-to-understand explanations will leave no room for confusion about 2-D shapes. If you’re worried about the length of the video, you can skip about the first minute of the video – which is mostly just introduction music. Bright animations and detailed explanations regarding different characteristics of 2-D shapes will ensure that your students fully grasp this basic geometry concept – and have fun while doing it! They will love the interactive nature of this video as the talking train poses questions to the audience throughout the video.
Extension idea: Try this HUGE assortment of 2D shapes mini lessons, games, independent activities and more!
The Shapes Song: Shapes Rap/Chant – Robot Shape Song (3:36)
A great introduction to basic shapes, this video combines a simple background beat with straightforward explanations of various shapes such as circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, parallelograms, and more. After showing a visual representation of each shape, the video uses simple animation to show how each shape is actually made and clearly points out how many sides it has. Although the graphics are pretty basic and the beat is not winning a Grammy anytime soon, this video manages to offer very easy to understand explanations and introductions into basic shapes. Perfect for your younger students!
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Can you tell that I’m a big fan of these NUMBEROCK videos? I think they’re a really excellent addition to any geometry lesson due to the fact that they all feature different, but equally memorable, beats and melodies combined with easy to follow explanations of the given concept. I also love how they all show real-life examples of geometry concepts and geometric shapes. This particular video does a great job of exploring all different kinds of triangles – a concept that I’ve found many of my students struggle with. Not only does the song explain and show examples of different triangles, but it highlights the various characteristics that differentiate these triangles from each other. Quick, catchy, and to the point – this video is a great addition to any geometry lesson on triangles.
How to Draw Triangles Real Easy with Euclid (3:47)
Don’t be fooled by the title – this video does far more than just teach kids how to draw a triangle. Main character, ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, gives viewers a brief introduction to several different geometry topics involving lines, angles, and triangles. He offers explanations about the relationship between lines, the different kinds of lines and how they cross or do not cross, and eventually ties those ideas into showing us how a triangle is drawn by connecting three points with three lines – and then forming three angles. Kids will love the way that the narrator illustrates Euclid while talking – and his British accent is an added bonus! About much more than just drawing triangles, this video is an excellent supplement to any geometry lesson about lines, angles, AND triangles.
Extension idea: Let students get first hand practice at building and drawing shapes with this hands-on activities.
Learn 3-D Shapes (geometric solids) with Choo-Choo Train – Part 2 (12:05)
Part 2 of the Choo-Choo Train video series builds on the previous video by moving on from 2-D to 3-D shapes. The same talking train from the previous video will help guide your students through understanding various 3-D shapes and what makes them 3-D. Again, if you’re worried about time, you can skip to minute 2:55 to get to the real meat of the video where it fully explores each 3-D shape and relates each one back to a 2-D shape. Like the 2-D video, this video offers an interactive component as it asks viewers questions while exploring different 3-D shapes – offering you a great opportunity to pause and discuss concepts with your students! (Be sure that your kids understand what a polygon is prior to watching the video since it refers to polygons without offering a detailed explanation.)
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Another great video from NUMBEROCK, this lively rap song does an excellent job explaining 3-D shapes to viewers. If some of the previously mentioned videos focusing on 3-D shapes seem too young for your students, this one will be a big hit with the older kids – and even with the younger ones! The chorus helps remind students of the characteristics of 3-D shapes while the rest of the song explains specific 3-D shapes and where viewers might see these shapes in everyday life. Your kids will not only have a better understanding of 3-D shapes after watching this video, but they will be singing the tune for days as they point out 3-D shapes all around them!
Extension idea: Try the assortment of 3D Shapes activities available in Lucky to Learn Math. There truly is something for every type of learner!
Intro to Symmetry: All About Symmetry for Kids (2:35)
Understanding symmetry can be difficult for some students – but not when you show them this video! It offers the perfect introduction to the concept of symmetry! I really like how this video not only shows and explains symmetry in terms of shapes and drawings, but also by using real-life objects as examples. It really helps to get kids thinking about symmetry that exists in the world around them! Even though this video doesn’t feature a catchy tune, the appealing graphics and incredibly clear explanation of symmetry makes it an excellent resource for introducing the concept of basic symmetry.
Extension idea: use this symmetry anchor chart after the video for review.
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Symmetry for Kids (3:48)
Your kids will have a blast learning about symmetry with this cheerful video! It features an upbeat rock n’ roll song that will help your students extend their knowledge of symmetry well beyond the basics! Using bright shapes and colorful graphics in combination with simple text explanations and a catchy tune, the song and video work together to effectively drive home the many different aspects of symmetry. It’s a great video for extending this concept as it explores multiple variations of symmetry, such as bilateral and rotational symmetry.
Colin Dodds – Geometric Transformations (3:15)
Understanding the various ways that shapes move or transform seems simple enough, but it can be tricky for some students to fully understand. Although this video doesn’t offer the most spectacular graphics, the tune is catchy and the explanations of the various ways that shapes move are super easy to understand. The chorus repeats key terms regarding geometric transformations such as rotate, translate, and reflect, and fully explains what each term means. This video may be better for slightly older students as it introduces the more advanced term, tessellate, in addition to featuring a lot of text displays of definitions. Because of this, it may be helpful to show this video to students who are able to read – though this is not essential for it to be effective.
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If you’re teaching your kids about the different types of lines and how they interact with each other, you absolutely must share this video with your class! With a catchy beat, a chorus that you won’t soon be forgotten, and clear graphics – this video and song will have your kids understanding the concept of geometric lines in no time! The chorus encourages viewers to put their hands in the air and form the various lines with their arms as they are rapped about in the video. The repetition in this video really helps drive the message home about parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines in a fun and enjoyable way!
More Math Videos
Need some more teacher-approved videos to add to your instruction? Take a look at the list below.
- Place Value
- Tally Marks
- Telling Time
If you are ready for Math made easy, check out everything included in Lucky to Learn Math: Geometry & Fractions.
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