just something about playing on a sidewalk that demands a treat of a popsicle.
Have your favorite flavor, and don't let it drip on your clothes!
A square or rectangle that is part
of a sidewalk
On a nice, clear, safe section of
sidewalk, choose a square or rectangle of concrete that doesn't have any cracks
or bird doo. Then take a piece of sidewalk chalk and imagine how you might cut
it into pieces with one straight line.
Draw the line. Think it over: could
you ever get MORE than two pieces if you drew just one straight line?
Now draw a second straight line. It
can cross over the first one if you wish. How many pieces have you "cut" your
sidewalk section in to?
Now draw a third straight line. How
many pieces now? Think about other directions that you might have drawn your
straight line, all the way across.
Keep going until you have drawn 10
different straight lines. Now make an "X" in every separate section that you
have created with all those straight lines.
If you wish, go to a second sidewalk
section and try to make more sections with 10 straight lines than you did the
Remember, the lines that you draw
are only one small "segment," or part, of an imaginary line, that has no
beginning and no end. In geometry, all we are doing is working with short
"segments" of long, long lines.
Now, if you'd like, make patterns and color in different
sections that you have created to make a geometric work of art. Too bad it will
only last until the next rain!