The number of terms that students are expected to learn in geometry is a little crazy. We counted 30 different new vocabulary words at the end of four days of instruction. So I checked out an iPad cart and decided to have the students find real life examples of geometry in the world around them. After introducing the symbols, and describing each term’s features…they solidified their understanding of each new word with photos. (We pulled out some of the trickier ones from our minds as well.)
We recorded the findings on a giant chart!
It was both motivating and fun to use technology, as well as promote math talk in the classroom.