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# Geometry

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## Math Open Reference - Interactive Simulations for Geometry and More

Math Open Reference provides interactive simulations that can be used for teaching Plane Geometry, Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry.  Because the illustrations are interactive and animated, the teacher can use this effectively in teaching all students with this library of 'digital manipulatives'.  At the same time, students could use these interactive simulations to gain a better understanding of geometry concepts, vocabulary and topics.   Most importantly. the interactive tools permit better visualization for learners that have challenges in this area.

Why UDL?  (From the UDL Center)

Math Open Reference is organized into pages that highlight the critical features of geometry concepts. Topics are separated to clarify distinct features. Critical terms are linked directly to a glossary so as not to hinder the viewer based on lack of vocabulary knowledge.

UDL principle:  Multiple Means of Representation - Checkpoint 2.5:  Illustrate through multiple media

Kyle Penrod's insight:

A great website that offers different simulations that can be used to illustrate geometric ideas.  The website is organized by grade so that teachers can differentiate and use to teach geometry at all levels of education.

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## Hitting the Target - Learning Angles Through Sports (Key Stage 2)

Learn Angles through sports - British - fun

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This website has an interactive way of introducing students to angles.  It has different levels of activities from introducing students to measuring angles, through using the information to create a desired outcome.

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## Making Men Out Of Monkeys: Geometry and Marshmallows

I got this idea from a math workshop we attended- Intent on 'buying myself some peace and quiet' I went to the dollar store and for two dollars picked up a bag of marshmallows (in this case chocolate?

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Kyle Penrod's insight:

A rather simple idea, but could be fun to try and use this activity in a math lesson.  Having students create shapes and build shapes of different sizes.  Students can change length of sides, different angles, and calculate areas or perimeters of the shapes created by their peers.

Lissa Ledbetter's comment, September 18, 2012 12:27 PM
This is a great classic activity!!
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## Pool Geometry - Play it now at Coolmath-Games.com

Pool Geometry at Cool Math Games: The cool thing about this game of pool is that you get to see the geometry of the shots you're lining up! Plan your moves carefully and clear the table.

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Kyle Penrod's insight:

Here is a math game designed to teach the rules of geometry by using a billiards style game.  The good thing about the game is that it shows the geometry of your shot.  Students can see what works, what doesn't work and can discover geometry rules while playing a game!

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## Solid Shapes Geometry

Learn Solid Shapes of Geometry like cone, cylinder and sphere in an easy manner. Visit us at http://www.magicpathshala.com for follow up activities and educa...
Kyle Penrod's insight:

This video is rather simple but clearly explains what a shape is and some of the different terms we use to describe what a solid shape looks like.  There were a few videos in this series that could be used as a reference for students trying to figure out exactly what shape something is.  If the shape matches the simple description given in the video, students can identify solid shapes, which is sometimes difficult for students who are only familiar with 2-Dimensional shapes.

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## GeoGebra: uNET Vidcast

Another uNET Vidcast from aclJohn (John Dalziel) - GeoGebra is free educational mathematics software that links dynamic geometry, algebra and calculus.

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Kyle Penrod's insight:

Geogebra is a FREE program I would plan on using in my classroom.  It allows students to construct shapes and manipulate them.  Using this program students can discover rules and theorems as well as see the relationships between different things by being able to manipulate/change the shapes.  Ex: What happens to the angles of the triangle if I make the triangle larger?

Karen Ford's comment, July 20, 2013 11:18 AM
thank you for this information.... never heard of this, but I sure wish that I had known about it when I was drowning in Geometry.
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## Making Middle School Math Fun | MathMovesU

Raytheon's MathMovesU program is an innovative initiative designed to engage middle school students in math by illustrating the connection between math, their passions and interests and 'cool' careers.

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Kyle Penrod's insight:

This site has a lot of different ways to try and get students engaged in math.  Students have options to build things, design amusement park rides, and play games, all the while using/learning important rules of math!

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## Geometry & Architecture

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Here is another good video showing the applications of geometry.  I think many students find the idea of architecture exciting and they like the idea of designing buildings and structures.  This video discusses the role and importance of geometry in architecture.

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"Nothing can be built without Geometry"

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## Earthquake-proof table uses geometry to save lives - PreventionWeb (press release)

Earthquake-proof table uses geometry to save lives PreventionWeb (press release) "The earthquake-proof table started when I was a student in industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem," told co-inventor Arthur Brutter to...

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Kyle Penrod's insight:

This short clip is a good way to show students a real world application of geometry.  There is nothing that bothers math teachers more than students who say, "This is pointless, when would anyone ever use this in real life?".  This video gives an example of how someone who understands geometry can use it to improve upon things that we already have.

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## Teach with Portals » math

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This site provides fun activities that help students learn geometry while playing games and creating things on their own.  Students must know and use rules of geometry to complete the tasks in the games.

lazz04's curator insight,

Build 3D models with Puzzle Builder - Geometry Scavenger hunt