Below you will find all of your free materials to help you teach Classifying Polygons. We are giving you these in both editable and PDF formats! Classifying Polygons Video Lessons (Open Your Lesson with Something Fun Like This!) What is a Polygon? A Polygon is a closed figure made of line segments. Polygons have at […]

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# The Unit Circle – Hand Trick

IMPORTANT! This activity is a SUPPLEMENT to your lesson on the Unit Circle. Your students must know how to create it using Special Right Triangles. This activity is meant to create a recall point for your students. Meaning, something exciting to remember the lesson by and its importance. So when they hear the terms Unit Circle […]

# Polygons in the Coordinate Plane – How to use Geogebra

Let me start by saying this. If you haven’t used Geogebra.org in your Geometry classroom you are really missing out on huge amounts of engagement in your classroom. Math Students Shrinking Attention Span The number one problem in all classrooms across the WORLD is our student’s every shrinking attention span. We as teachers, have to do […]

# 3 Ways to Make Your Life Easier as a Geometry Teacher Without More Geometry Worksheets

Teaching Geometry is one of the most difficult subjects to teach. Not because of the reasons you’d think though. It’s not because most kids are told how hard it is before they ever take it, it’s not because you have to teach kids proofs, it’s not because its different than all of the other math […]

# Midsegments of Triangles

Let’s face it! About this time of the year we are getting very close to the holidays and suffering from some mid year burnout. No worries! Here are some great materials to help you through your lesson on Midsegments of Triangles. Included are a Homework Assignments, A video lesson (which is fairly entertaining), and a […]

# Triangle Congruence by SSS and SAS

Before you can ever start with proofs your students need to have a clear understanding of what makes sides and angles of triangles congruent. This lesson on Triangle Congruence by SSS and SAS is one of the more memorization based lessons to teach. With that said the only way to memorize something and master is […]

# Pythagorean Theorem – NFL and Geometry

“A Squared plus B Squared equals C Squared” Over and over and over again. We pound it (The Pythagorean Theorem) into their young minds until it’s impossible that they forget it. There are two ways to teach this. It can be taught to the test and memorized with no recall as to when to use […]

# Inequalities in One Triangle

This lesson is on Triangle Inequalities (Specifically Inequalities in One Triangle). There is a video lesson at the bottom of the post to show your class. This should give you a little extra time to get situated and back into the swing of things before Christmas Break! Angle Side Theorem – Inequalities in One Triangle […]

# Segment Addition Postulate

As we all know Math concepts build on each other. When it comes to Measuring Segments and the Segment Addition Postulate there are multiple lessons we must pull together to teach this lesson. The videos below do an excellent job of explaining measuring segments using the following methods. Ruler Postulate – Segment Addition Postulate –

# Two Tips to Teach Volumes of Prisms and Cylinders

I have seen so many math teachers that destroy this lesson because they cannot draw the shapes that they are teaching. One of which was a college professor of mine. As a student this is distracting. Not only are they trying to learn the materials that you are teaching but they are also trying to […]

# Ratios and Proportions – Bad Teacher!

This is a lesson where you’re going to have to do some corrective teaching. Odds are their previous teacher taught them “cross multiply and divide!” This method of teaching ratios and proportions is no more than a trick! It shows nothing about knowing why the students are doing what they are doing. It is far […]

# How to Teach Perimeter and Area of Similar Figures – in Jay Leno’s Garage

This can be a fun lesson because you can discuss modeling! No, not like runway models. Models like the little cars we used to build as kids or those 3D puzzles of buildings. That old mustang model car you put together as a kid then purchased and re-built the exact real car as an adult. […]

# How to Create a Jeopardy Game

There are tons of ways to review for test, quizzes, or even just the previous days lesson. However, if you want their very best performance Jeopardy is definitely the way to go. How to Create a Jeopardy Game: The Top 3 1. Flippity: http://www.flippity.net/ ++ Flippity has many games you can create. – + You have to […]

# 8 Teacher Discounts you don’t want to miss this Summer

Before you plan your next vacation be sure to look into some of these crazy discounts for teachers! NEVER leave for vacation without you School ID. It is crazy how many companies have teacher discounts.1. Hotels – This first one is a a fairly commonly known discount. It doesn’t only apply to Teachers. It applies to all […]

# How to Setup and Use Google Classroom and Google Forms to Teach Geometry

Google has created some really powerful tools that are available to educators. Today we will be learning how to use the following to create a hands on digital learning environment for your Geometry Class. (This course also comes with a certificate of completion for your artifacts or Continuing Education Units) In this eCourse you will […]

# Special Right Triangles – The Foundation of Everything Trig

Well, it’s that time of the year! As you know your lesson on Special Right Triangles will not only be the foundation for everything trigonometry moving forward but it’s also something that their Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus teachers are heavily relying on you to teach them. Teaching the Unit Circle is hard enough if […]

# How to use Google Forms and Word Clouds to Help your Students Master their Geometry Vocabulary

Teaching your students vocabulary is something that is often overlooked but probably THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF GEOMETRY! Allow me to explain… The normal routine is… Give the students a list of words for the chapter. Have them look them up in the back of the book. Copy them onto the paper. Use the words […]

# The Magic Octagon – Understand Congruence in Terms of Rigid Motions

Before we go into this amazing lesson that will have your students so engaged you won’t be able to get them to stop talking about it the rest of the day, let me show you the standard in which the lesson is based on. Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions. Understand Congruence in Terms of […]

# Attention Getters to Keep Your Geometry Class Locked in!

Lazy, non-interested students are every teacher’s nightmare. Looking at the droopy eyes of your students while you are pouring everything you have into that lecture is devastating. Fear not! With the right attention getters, techniques, and tips you will not only grab their attention but get them hooked on geometry. You don’t have to be like Robin Williams from the dead poet’s […]

# Teaching Strategies for your Inclusion Geometry Class without an Intervention Specialist

The first thing you have to do is mentally accept the fact that you are going to have to teach two courses in one. It really helps to imagine that your child is the smartest student in your class and also the lowest student in the class. If it was your son or daughter how […]

# How to Teach the Properties of Quadrilaterals

Introducing the concepts of quadrilaterals to kids can be a very challenging task. Different children have different learning capacities, which makes teaching that much more complicated. Some kids may understand the basics of geometry in just a few moments, while other kids may not have a clue of what you are talking about. In this […]

# How to make Geometry Interesting

Most students face problems in school especially in Geometry class. Being a teacher, the most important thing for you is to make sure that the concepts are clear enough. We all know that Geometry is not everybody’s cup of tea. Students face a number of difficulties in solving Geometrical problems and hence turn in a below average result. Here are […]

# Full Year of Geometry Lesson Plans

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# How a Rock Star Geometry Teacher Uses the iPad to Educate

Let’s face it, being a teacher now is nothing like it was 10 years ago. Scratch that, 4 years ago! That was when the seniors now were freshmen. How do things change so quickly? Rather than talk about the things that stress us out as Geometry Teachers with all of the recent standard […]

# Are you a Geometry Teacher with No Textbooks or Geometry Worksheets?

Does your school use textbooks older than your students? Do they use textbooks at all? I got this email from a GeometryCoach.com email subscriber. I don’t know about you but I’m in a district that has no textbooks and I’m the only person teaching Geometry. As a new teacher to the district (not […]