Geometry Games for 6th Grade Math Students

Show your 6th grader that geometry skills don't have to be boring! Try using hands-on activities to provide your child with fun geometry practice at home. Review the activities below and consider incorporating them into your child's math practice today.

Find available tutors

6th Grade Geometry at a Glance

In 6th grade, your child will be learning how to find the area of right triangles, special quadrilaterals and polygons. Often, it's easier to determine the area of these geometric shapes by plotting points in a coordinate plane. At this grade level, your child will be introduced to volume and the formulas that are used to calculate the volume, or capacity, of containers. When reviewing volume at home, consider using hands-on materials to help your child see the amount each container will hold.

Your child will also be learning how to determine the surface area of a geometric figure. Having your child create a net, or a 3-dimensional figure, is a great way to help him or her visualize each of the figure's sides. This approach should also make determining the surface area more manageable for your child.

Chalking Up Coordinate Planes

For this activity, you will need sidewalk chalk and an outside cemented area, like a garage. Use the chalk to draw out a coordinate plane on the cement. Provide your child with coordinates and have him or her mark the point in the appropriate quadrant. After plotting several points, have your child join the points and identify what type of figure has been created. Then, have him or her determine the perimeter and area of the created figure.

Can You Make It?

This activity is focused on having your child use graph paper to create a net. A net is a set of squares that, when folded, will create a 3-dimensional shape. For this activity, ask your child to create a cube or a 3-dimensional square. After the cube is created, ask your child to determine its surface area.

Dream House

To practice surface area, have your child draw the blueprint for his or her dream house on graph paper. After completing the drawing, have your child use the squares on the graph paper to determine the surface area that the house will take up. As an extension activity, ask your child to determine the area of specific rooms in the house.

Did you find this useful? If so, please let others know!

Other Articles You May Be Interested In

  • More Blog Articles
    Not Your Father's Algebra As 45 States Look to Math Reform

    One plus one will always equal two...but just how students are taught math is going to change. Nearly every state in the country has adopted the Common Core Standards; for math, this means new and more in-depth approaches to teaching the subject. Have we seen the last of traditional algebra and geometry classes?

  • More Blog Articles
    The Pythagorean Theorem: Almost As Easy As ABC

    One of the most useful and widely used rules in mathematics is the Pythagorean theorem. Your child's mastery of this theorem is critical to success in geometry. One helpful method for understanding and remembering a rule like the Pythagorean theorem is to fully explore its meaning and history.

We Found 7 Tutors You Might Be Interested In

Huntington Learning

  • What Huntington Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • One on one tutoring
  • Every Huntington tutor is certified and trained extensively on the most effective teaching methods
In-Center and Online


  • What K12 offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Has a strong and effective partnership with public and private schools
  • AdvancED-accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management
Online Only

Kaplan Kids

  • What Kaplan Kids offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Customized learning plans
  • Real-Time Progress Reports track your child's progress
Online Only


  • What Kumon offers:
  • In-center tutoring
  • Individualized programs for your child
  • Helps your child develop the skills and study habits needed to improve their academic performance
In-Center and Online

Sylvan Learning

  • What Sylvan Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • Sylvan tutors are certified teachers who provide personalized instruction
  • Regular assessment and progress reports
In-Home, In-Center and Online

Tutor Doctor

  • What Tutor Doctor offers:
  • In-Home tutoring
  • One on one attention by the tutor
  • Develops personlized programs by working with your child's existing homework
In-Home Only


  • What TutorVista offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Student works one-on-one with a professional tutor
  • Using the virtual whiteboard workspace to share problems, solutions and explanations
Online Only

Our Commitment to You

  • Free Help from Teachers

  • Free Learning Materials

  • Helping Disadvantaged Youth