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Geometric Measurements in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this mobile-friendly chapter to review instructional topics pertaining to basic geometric measurements, including area, perimeter, volume and surface area. These short and informative lessons show you how to integrate geometry instruction, games and problems in the classroom. Work through the chapter at your own pace, and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. The chapter is available at any time of day or night, and it includes interactive self-assessment to help you retain your geometry instruction knowledge. Completing this chapter can help you:
- Teach perimeter, area, and volume effectively
- Instruct students on angle types, nets and surface area
- Identify fun perimeter, area and surface area games/activities
- Use real-world geometry problems for area and perimeter
- Assign projects that help students explore volume and surface area
- Show students how to solve measurement problems and measure angles
1. Teaching Area and Perimeter
Although students may not believe it, finding the area and perimeter of different shapes and objects can be fun. This lesson will provide strategies and examples for teaching these concepts to your students.
2. Area & Perimeter Games & Activities
Try these games and activities to help students learn the meaning of area and perimeter, keep track of the difference between the two, and learn all the equations they need to know.
3. Perimeter: Real-World Geometry Problems
Watch this lesson to get some practice using perimeter in real-world situations. If you like baking brownies, you'll be able to use the math here to make your creations even more delicious!
4. Area: Real-World Geometry Problems
View this lesson to see how you can use geometric area in real-world situations, like mowing the lawn or picking out which carpet installer you should hire. A quick area review and quiz are also included.
5. Teaching Surface Area & Volume
The mathematical concepts of surface area and volume are often taught in tandem. In this lesson, you'll find strategies for teachers to use as a foundation when instructing students in the classroom setting.
6. Volume: Real-World Geometry Problems
Volume isn't just a concept you use in textbooks! It's all around you in the real world. In this lesson, you'll work through two examples of real-world geometry problems and then get some more practice with a quiz.
7. Nets & Surface Area: 2-D Maps of 3-D Figures
Surface area can be tricky, but nets offer a quick way to be sure that you've accounted for each face of a given object when calculating that object's surface area. When you are through, test your understanding with a short quiz.
8. Surface Area Activities
Help your students learn about surface area with some hands-on activities and games. They'll learn what they need to know, and remain engaged and interested throughout.
9. Surface Area & Volume Projects
There are many surface area and volume equations students need to learn and use. Involvement in multi-lesson projects provides students with consistent practice to help these equations sink in. Check out these ideas.
10. Types of Angles: Right, Straight, Acute & Obtuse
Angles are everywhere. Learn about the different types of angles we use in mathematics, including right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles, and straight angles. See if you can tell the difference with a quiz.
11. Classifying Angles Games & Activities
Whether your students are competitive or artistic, help them practice classifying angles in a more engaging way with a few of these ideas for fun games and activities.
12. How to Measure Angles with a Protractor
You're surrounded by angles at home, at school, and even when you're walking down the street. In this lesson, you'll learn how to measure different angles using a protractor.
13. Measuring Angles Games & Activities
Measuring angles takes practice. Help your students get the practice they need by trying some of these games and activities focused on measuring angles.
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- Developing Math Curriculum
- Planning Math Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers
- Creating Math Learning Environments
- Assessments for Teaching Math
- Educational Resources for Teaching Math
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- Teaching Mathematical Operations
- Algebraic Thinking in the Classroom
- Teaching Base 10 & Fractions
- Teaching Standard & Metric Measurements
- Teaching Time & Money
- Teaching Geometry Basics
- Teaching the Coordinate Plane
- Teaching Graphical Data Identification