Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Beginning Geometry Notation and Vocabulary

I tried this activity today.  The kids took turns being the reader and the drawers.  The reader read the the symbolic phrase using proper vocabulary then the drawers tried to sketch the described diagram.  The reader used the image on their card to check their teammates responses.

I found this idea on Sandra Miller's blog.

Here is a sample of the student work.

The kids really seemed to enjoy it.  There was a lot of laughter and learning while solidifying their understanding of notation and vocabulary.  The kids finally started to see the importance of the differences in segments, rays, and lines.


  1. Thank you Jennifer, this lesson will be great for my classes! Joan from NJ-Paterson Public Schools

    1. Good luck with this activity Joan! Get ready for giggles and learning :) Let me know how it goes.