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163 reviewed resources for basic geometric vocabulary

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Define Geometry Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Common Core is intended to help all children meet high academic standards. Here is a Common Core designed lesson that is intended for learners with communication or language difficulties. The lesson is written in a narrative style...
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The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Young mathematicians use their geometry skills to save the Land of Venn in an engaging math game. A fun way to reinforce children's understanding of basic geometric figures and shapes.
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Basic Geometry Terms

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set your pupils up to start on geometry by teaching them some introductory terminology. Pupils learn the terms by reading a short passage and looking at examples. They then respond to five questions related to the text.
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Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine the importance of sequence and series through contextual situations. Here, learners partake in a five-day unit that begins with the basics of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. As it progresses, pupils apply the...
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Kindergarten CCSS Math Vocabulary Word List

For Teachers K
Help kindergartners develop the academic language they need to master the Common Core standards with this list of math vocabulary. Including the definitions of each term as well as a set of word cards with supporting images and examples,...
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Definition of Congruence and Some Basic Properties

For Students 8th Standards
Build a definition of congruence from an understanding of rigid transformations. The lesson asks pupils to explain congruence through a series of transformations. Properties of congruence emerge as they make comparisons to these...
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Point, Line, Plane, and Space - Geometry Help

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Inform your teaching or use this clip at an independent work station. Basic geometric concepts of point, line, plane, and space are fully defined and exemplified in a straightforward and clear way. This clip is slow enough for note...
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Geometric Transformations Applied to Function Families

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Transform your life with functions! Learners explore geometric transformations of functions with group activities. Guided math journaling and individual practice ensure success with difficult concepts.
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Polygons - Geometry Help

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Define basic geometric vocabulary through examples and clear definitions. This clip defines polygons by what they are and what they aren't. Several examples are used to show the differences between a polygon and a non-polygon. This would...
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Definition of Rotation and Basic Properties

For Students 8th Standards
Examine the process of rotating images to visualize effects of changes to them. The fifth lesson of 18 prompts pupils to rotate different images to various degrees of rotation. It pays special attention to rotations in multiples of 90...
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Why Move Things Around?

For Students 8th Standards
Explore rigid motion transformations using transparency paper. Learners examine a series of figures and describe the transformations used to create the series. They then use transparency paper to verify their conclusions. 
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Soft Sculpture Birds

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Art can mimic life, and animals are always interesting subjects. Learners create large soft sculptures (stuffed) birds using paper, paint, and other basic collage materials. They view images of birds, and discuss bird traits and shapes....
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Hello My Name is . . . Helvetica

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students play various games to help create a classroom community. For this name recognition lesson, students combine their name recognition skills with newly learned art and geometric vocabulary. First students discover vocabulary that...
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Identifying Geometric Shapes in Everyday Life

For Teachers K - 3rd
Elementary school learners explore the concept of geometric shapes, focusing on the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. They look at photographs to find "hidden shapes." The youngsters discuss all the shapes that can be found all...


For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Facilitate creativity in your math class as individuals learn the definition of a geometric reflection and correctly construct a model, as well as its reflected image. They use a perpendicular bisector and circles to elaborate on...
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Sequence: The Sequence Calculator

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Work through a sequence in discovering number patterns. Using the interactive, pupils explore arithmetic and geometric sequences by setting the initial value and the common difference or ratio. Learners distinguish between the two types...
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Identifying Solid Figures

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Reinforce basic geometry skills in an elementary math lesson. A simple worksheet prompts learners to identify and label 3-D shapes.
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Mastering Math Vocabulary Using Magnetic Manipulatives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore two dimensional shapes. In this geometry "shapes" lesson, pupils define geometric shapes using specific vocabulary (included). They construct geometric figures using magnetic manipulatives, and compare and...
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Visualizing Rotations

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Have classes been going in circles as they study rotations! Math scholars begin with an exploration of rotations using patty paper. As they progress through the lesson, they examine compositions of reflections and their resulting image....
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Angle Measurement

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
What do you create when you rotate a ray? An angle! Teach all the angle basics including naming, measuring, supplements, and complements. 
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Polling of geometric definition

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students complete a survey.  For this math lesson, the students will answer questions about terminology related to geometry. The purpose of the lesson, is to find out if students know basic geometry terminology.
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Classifying Polygons

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students classify geometric shapes. In this polygon lesson, students use the computer program Geometer's Sketchpad as well as tangrams to explore polygons. Students compare and contrast the different shapes to classify them.
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Definition of Translation and Three Basic Properties

For Students 8th Standards
Uncover the properties of translations through this exploratory activity. Learners apply vectors to describe and verify transformations in the second installment of a series of 18. It provides multiple opportunities to practice this...
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Math Quilts

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine geometric shapes. In this geometric shape lesson plan, students examine how geometric shapes flip, turn, and slide to create a pattern. Students analyze the role that quilts played in helping slaves escape to freedom. ...