The “Chrysanthos Trigeod Color Wheel Puzzle” lesson plans contain nine lessons aimed at kindergarten students. The material covers three key areas an introduction to the color wheel, mathematics focus and language focus.
Credit for the work is attributed to Ms. Rose Marcelli RECE, OCT a designated early childhood educator and Ontario certified teacher. The lesson plans have been implemented in a full-day kindergarten classroom in Ontario.
Lesson I – Students manipulate the Trigeod shapes to create images in 2D and 3D. The goal is to create something they imagine.
Lesson II – Students go on a scavenger hunt collecting and classify colored shapes according to their color relative to the color wheel.
Lesson III – Students perform experiments with color by identifying primary colors then experimenting with mixing colors to create other colors.
Lesson IV – Students learn to represent and demonstrate their understanding of numbers 1 to 10 using the Trigeod shapes.
Lesson V – Students sort, classify and compare objects based on color.
Lesson VI – Students identify, reproduce and extend repeating patterns through investigation using the Trigeod shape.
Lesson VII – Students learn to recognise quantities of objects without counting and concepts of addition and subtraction using the Trigeod shapes as manipulatives.
Lesson VIII – Students learn to represent the letter of the alphabet using the Trigeod shapes.
Lesson IX – Students learn to label their designs created in Lesson I with simple language.