# Geometry

/Geometry

## Triangle Musings

My regular geometry students have struggled with the concept of which side measures can form a triangle. I don't know if it's the wording of theorem - the sum of any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the third - there are a lot of math words there, or if it's that [...]

By | 2019-01-07T21:48:25+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Geometry|0 Comments

## Increasing Engagement

I remember being frustrated last year at about this time with my geometry students' performance on four questions on their circles test. The test was chronologically ordered in the way the material was presented so I was perplexed when they did poorly on the last section before review. It involved circles in the coordinate plane. Below are [...]

By | 2019-02-07T20:44:38+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Geometry|0 Comments

## Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Ratios

Spring break brought out the creative juices. I spent time reworking guided notes sheets from last year into Vizual Notes this year. I like how they turned out. The Tangent Ratio Sine and Cosine Ratios I love it when I can start the class with a real world problem and help them arrive at a [...]

By | 2019-02-07T20:49:25+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Algebra II, Geometry|2 Comments

## Similar Polygon Exploration in Geogebra

Use Geogebra to create similar polygons, compare the scale factor of a dilation with the side lengths of the image and preimage compare the scale factor with the ratio of the perimeters compare the scale factor with the ratio of the areas https://youtu.be/S2orPH6CqLk A written version of the investigation is below. Similar Polygon Exploration To see [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:54+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Geometry|2 Comments

## Crack the Code

As a review for the semester 1 final, I created a review centered around deciphering clues. My students are not always good about doing work accurately. Some want to just write down an answer to finish. This several day long activity is designed to promote accuracy. There are several parts.           [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:54+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Geometry|0 Comments

## Transformations Unit

Translations As an informal assessment, I gave my students a Halloween Transformations worksheet to a) keep them off their phones after they finished their chapter tests and b) see how much they remember about or can do regarding transformations with minimal instruction. Most completed the assignment with no issues. Translations Vizual Notes can help students [...]

By | 2019-02-07T20:57:38+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Geometry|1 Comment

## The Challenges of Using Technology

One of my unspoken goals for this year has been to include more explorations in my Geometry classes - specifically Geogebra explorations. This has posed some challenges. The iPad cart I have been checking out has 20 devices and I have had up to 30 students in my classes. Compensation: pair students up. It makes [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:55+00:00 October 16th, 2016|edtech, Geometry|0 Comments

## Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Types of Lines While parallel and perpendicular lines will be the primary focus of this chapter, there are other types of lines. Use the Types of Lines Foldable to distinguish between them. Types of Angles When two lines are cut by a transversal, there are special names for the angles formed by the transversal and the lines. [...]

By | 2021-11-01T18:41:27+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Geometry|2 Comments

## Reasoning and Proofs

Conditional Statements My goal for this unit is to help students see the goal of becoming more logical, methodical, and developing their pre-frontal cortex. After the chapter 1 test, I gave them a copy of Who Owns the Zebra? While a few flew through it, some didn't know where to begin. If I have time, [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:55+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Geometry|0 Comments