## Visual Activities

In this section, the activities will give students a chance to work from a visual vantage point to gain a clear understanding of conditional statements.

### Gallery of Conditional Statements

This activity lets students work in pairs to illustrate why one specific conditional statement works.

#### Directions

- Give each pair one example of a conditional statement in the form of ''if p then q.''
- Ask them to draw a diagram or series of illustrations representing the conditional statement and how or why it is logically true.
- When the pairs have finished, hang their diagrams around the classroom and let them circulate to look at each other's work.
- Close with a discussion about what students learned regarding conditional statements overall.

### Questioning the Converse

Begin this activity by posing the question, ''Is the converse of a conditional statement true?'' In other words, given ''if p then q,'' can we also say, ''if q then p'' The answer is ''no,'' but students will discover that on their own.

#### Directions

- Organize the class into small groups and ask them to draw geometric illustrations representing at least three different true conditional statements.
- Then, ask the groups to determine whether the converse is true.
- Bring the class together to see what students learned about the converse of a conditional statement using inductive reasoning and their images.

## Tactile Activities

Here, you will find some activities that let students work with their bodies and hands to understand conditional statements in geometry.

### Matching P and Q

#### Directions

- Give half of your students cards with the first clause to a variety of conditional statements, in other words, ''p.'' Give the other half of the class corresponding cards with the related ''q.''
- Allow students to mill around the room and talk to identify their corresponding partners.
- At the end of the activity, have the corresponding partners read their conditional statements.

### Modeling the Logic

#### Directions

- Organize students into pairs and provide them with cardboard or other recycled materials.
- Explain that their job is to create a small sculpture representing the logic behind a conditional statement, using their materials to model the logic.
- After creating their models, students should write captions explaining what each sculpture represents and why.
- Assemble a sculpture gallery, where students can view and think about each other's work.

## Verbal Activities

These activities rely on your students' verbal capacities as they deepen their familiarity with conditional statements.

### Analyze a Proof

#### Directions

- Organize students into pairs and give each pair a geometric proof to read. The proof should rely on at least one conditional statement, and possibly more.
- Ask students to read their proofs carefully and form an understanding of what they really mean and show. They should also think about why the conditional statement is crucial to the functioning of the respective proof.
- Then, let students present their proofs and analysis to classmates.

### Write Your Own!

#### Directions

- Ask each student to try to write a list of at least ten different conditional statements that are true and relevant in geometry. They should use what they already know about geometric relationships to come up with their statements.
- Then, have students swap their conditional statements with classmates and verify whether their peers' statements are in fact accurate.