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 […]

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# Measuring Angles Putt-Putt Course Design Project

This Measuring Angles Project provides the instructions for students to design a putt-putt golf course that incorporates requirements for acute, obtuse, right, straight, and reflex angles. There is a list of specific measurements to use as well as parallel and perpendicular lines and shapes to include such as a right, isosceles, equilateral, and scalene 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 –

# 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 […]

# 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 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 […]