The number of terms that students are expected to learn in geometry is a little crazy. We counted 30 different new vocabulary words at the end of four days of instruction. So I checked out an iPad cart and decided to have the students find real life examples of geometry in the world around them. After introducing the symbols, and describing each term’s features…they solidified their understanding of each new word with photos. (We pulled out some of the trickier ones from our minds as well.)

We recorded the findings on a giant chart!

Students captured real life examples of: point, line segment, line, ray, intersecting lines, perpendicular lines, and parallel lines with iPads.

It was both motivating and fun to use technology, as well as promote math talk in the classroom.

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anytime Brooke 😉

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thanku for this…it helped me in my project äpplication n uses of lines in daily life “”

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This is a wonderful idea!

Generally the only technology I use for math is a game or two like these Math Games or Math Blaster. Your idea is infinitely better. Thanks very much!

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Reblogged this on Beyond the Standards in B109 and commented:

Awesome ideas and strategies!!!

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thank you guys it helps me so much for my homework and explanation

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very helpful, thanks so much!

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These are kool ideas

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With what age/ grade did you use this?

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It was grade 3 students!

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thank you…

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Thank you. I studied my test with this!

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This website helped me in my project.

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Wow! I cant even think of one! Thank you!

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[…] I found this photo on another site related to math, so if you want to check it out, click here. […]

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This website is really nice

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Do you know any objects that are both a line segment and ray?

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Actually i dont know if right but i hope it helps me thanks

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[…] I love to be sneaky with using vocabulary in the classroom. One of the ways that I like to embed it is through game playing. For example, instead of using two color counters, we pull out the pattern blocks. Instead of saying “I want blue!”, I tell the students that I would like them to sound more like a fancy mathematician. Instead you must say, “I would like to play with the trapezoid, please.” It causes a laugh with the kids, but even better it starts to get them to use those words more regularly and with purpose. Plus they love to say the word trapezoid! There is a nice benefit to getting these words in their mind early, they’ll start to connect that vocabulary to real world examples of lines, points, segments and other geometry terms. […]

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