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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# Points Lines and Planes

Points Lines and Planes in Geometry is the lesson that many teachers skip or fly through because they “assume” (in huge air quotes) that the students know what these things are before they get to high school geometry. Unfortunately without a great understanding of points lines and planes, it’s almost impossible for them to grasp […]

# 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 […]

# Reasoning and Proof

Before your ever start a lesson on Reasoning and Proof you must understand 2 very important things. First, your students will not like proofs. For the most part even your absolute best students will strongly dislike proofs. Secondly, don’t start with proving mathematical concepts! Do your students hate proofs? Your students don’t have to dislike […]

# Geometry Games – Dance Dance Transversal

While on Pinterest yesterday I ran across some amazing Geometry Games on Parallel Lines and Transversals! Here is my favorite! A game called Dance Dance Transversal! Yes is it a play off the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution. Here is what you will need for this Geometry Game A Roll of Tape A Big Empty Room […]

# 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 Homework Assignments, A video lesson (which is fairly entertaining), and a Class Activity. […]

# Planning a Proof

Planning a Proof in Geometry is one of the most nerve racking subjects in the course. For the average student who will never be a math major or professor, being able to write a mathematical proof from scratch is not all that important. All of the standardized test only require that the students be able to […]

# 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 […]

# 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 – […]

# Parallel Lines and Transversals

When it comes to teaching your students about Parallel Lines and Transversals its all about the visuals! Here are our Top 3 Favorite YouTube videos to assist in teaching this very lengthy lesson. 1.) Start with the Basics when Teaching Parallel Lines and Transversals Before you can ever go into the details of the types of […]

# Nets and Drawings for Visualizing Geometry – Geometry Nets Project

For most Geometry Teachers, Geometry Nets and Drawings for Visualizing Geometry is the first lesson of every new school year. We want to make sure you start the year off right so we are going to give you some tips and other free resources to help you get the year started off with a great […]

# 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. […]

# 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 […]

# 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 […]

# Full Year of Geometry Lesson Plans

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# 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 […]

# Geometry Lessons | The Game Has Changed | Common Core Standards

You all know by now that with the common core standards our geometry books, as out dated as they already were, are now useless. Everything we have done whether it be as a 20 year veteran or a 1st year rookie teacher has to be changed. Is this a bad thing? That remains to be […]

# Teaching Dimensions with Super Mario – Geometry

This is one of my favorite lessons to teach because it is all around us and they know exactly what they are and don’t know it. Teaching Dimensions is fun using video games! How to Teach Dimensions Let’s start with a One Dimensional Lines. Simple, it’s the distance between two points. Every time we measure […]

# Lesson for the First Day of Geometry Class

The absolute most important day of the school year is the first! This is where you have one hour, maybe less, to make a 185 day lasting impression on your students. The younger you are and the fewer amount of years you’ve been teaching the more difficult this is. The First Day of Geometry should […]