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Ch 3: Geometry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Use the comprehensive geometry lesson plans in this chapter to develop or enhance your current curriculum. Lessons accompanying the plans reinforce your geometry knowledge and add depth to your classroom discussions.

Geometry Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Create high-quality geometry lessons by taking advantage of resources in this chapter. Lesson plans provide you with instructional ideas and strategies that can ensure your lessons are comprehensive and beneficial to your students. Lesson plans are accompanied by at least one topical lesson that can refresh your geometry knowledge and add more topics and details to your syllabus and lessons. The following are topics found in this chapter:

  • 2-D shapes
  • Even more geometry topics!

Reduce the amount of time you spend searching for ideas to develop your geometry lesson plans by utilizing the plans in this chapter. Access chapter resources any time from your computer or mobile device in the classroom, at home or anywhere with an internet connection.

How It Helps

  • Class discussion topics: Offers discussion topics and questions you can use to encourage classroom participation
  • Common core: Aligns lesson topics, instructional strategies and activities with education standards
  • Lesson timeframes: Ensures you're able to plan your lessons for timeframes that will maximize student engagement and learning outcomes

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning geometry lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific geometry topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your geometry class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related geometry lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important geometry concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant geometry-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

52 Lessons in Chapter 3: Geometry Lesson Plans
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What is Geometry?

1. What is Geometry?

Geometry can be traced all the way back to 2000 BC. Watch this video lesson and learn how much geometry has grown over time, and how people from Egypt, Greece, and France have contributed to the geometry we now use today.

Coordinate Geometry: Definition & Formulas

2. Coordinate Geometry: Definition & Formulas

In this lesson we'll define coordinate geometry and learn about formulas that are commonly used in coordinate geometry. You can then take a brief quiz to see what you learned.

Tessellation: Definition & Examples

3. Tessellation: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn what a tessellation is and how to determine whether or not a pattern is a tessellation. After looking at some examples, you can take a brief quiz to see what you learned.

Geometry Essential Questions

4. Geometry Essential Questions

Geometry is an important part of mathematics, one that deals with shapes and spatial relationships. This lesson offers a list of essential questions for students to think about when learning geometry.

Symmetry Lesson Plan

5. Symmetry Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you introduce middle school students to the concept of symmetry. A short video and several hands-on activities help students visualize reflection symmetry, rotational symmetry and point symmetry.

What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

6. What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

Symmetry occurs in many areas of mathematics. This lesson explains symmetry in math and explores the three basic types of symmetry: rotational symmetry, reflection symmetry, and point symmetry.

Trigonometric Identities Lesson Plan

7. Trigonometric Identities Lesson Plan

Recognizing and utilizing trigonometric identities is an essential part of any pre-calculus curriculum. This lesson plan introduces the concept of trigonometric identities using videos, graphing calculators and the magic hexagon.

Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses

8. Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses

After watching this video lesson, you will understand what a trigonometric identity is. You will also know the different kinds of identities you will come across.

Using Graphs to Determine Trigonometric Identity

9. Using Graphs to Determine Trigonometric Identity

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use graphs to determine whether an equation is a trigonometric identity or not. Learn what you need to look for to determine this.

Dilation in Math Lesson Plan

10. Dilation in Math Lesson Plan

This lesson uses two activities, numerous discussion questions, and a quiz that will help your students learn and apply the concept of dilation in math.

Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

11. Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

Dilations are transformations that change figures in specific ways. Learn about these changes and how to complete dilations here. Then test your understanding with a quiz.

Comic Strip Scale Drawing Lesson Plan

12. Comic Strip Scale Drawing Lesson Plan

How can scale drawing techniques be used to create a comic strip? This lesson plan explains key characteristics of scale drawings. An activity challenges students to create a comic strip scale drawing.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

13. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

Conic Sections Lesson Plan

14. Conic Sections Lesson Plan

This lesson explores conic sections and the different types. Students will complete a reading assignment, answer discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz. The class activity can also be used as an online individual project.

Conic Sections Activities

15. Conic Sections Activities

Check out the engaging activities in this lesson, all of which can help your students learn more about conic sections. You'll find ideas for students to work collaboratively and deepen their understanding.

Rotational Symmetry Lesson Plan

16. Rotational Symmetry Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students learn about rotational symmetry. They'll learn the mathematical representation for rotational symmetry, verify it through rotating objects that exhibit rotational symmetry, then draw their own objects and recognize them in real-life situations.

What is Rotational Symmetry? - Definition & Examples

17. What is Rotational Symmetry? - Definition & Examples

If you have ever tried to hang a picture and not been able to tell which end was up, then your picture might have had rotational symmetry. Rotational symmetry is the characteristic that makes an object look the same even after you've rotated it.

Geometry Town Lesson Plan

18. Geometry Town Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on how to build a geometry town. Students will work in groups to examine solid figures from different perspectives and use geometric shapes to create their own map from a bird's eye view.

Thales' Theorem Activities

19. Thales' Theorem Activities

Learning about Thales' Theorem is a significant part of understanding the geometry of a circle. This lesson offers activities that will make Thales' Theorem more accessible to your students.

Fractals Lesson Plan

20. Fractals Lesson Plan

Your students will explore fractals in math, both from the viewpoint of art and in numbers, such as exponents. A fun art activity will surely get them engaged and learning!

Fractals in Math: Definition & Description

21. Fractals in Math: Definition & Description

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the defining characteristic of a fractal is. You will see a fractal both in numbers and in an image.

Fractals Lesson Plan for Elementary School

22. Fractals Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach students about fractals with this fun and engaging lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains key ideas, then get busy applying understanding to a game and project. Take a quiz to test understanding.

Fractal Math Activities

23. Fractal Math Activities

Working on fractals with your students? This lesson includes several step-by-step activities you can do with older students to reinforce concepts related to fractals.

Fractal Math Activities for Kids

24. Fractal Math Activities for Kids

Are your students learning about fractals in math? Check out this lesson plan, which is packed with fun and engaging ways to teach your students about fractals or repeating patterns in math.

Conditional Statements in Geometry Activities

25. Conditional Statements in Geometry Activities

Understanding conditional statements will help students comprehend how proofs and theorems work in geometry. This lesson offers activities that will help your students make more sense of conditional statements.

Mobius Strip Activities

26. Mobius Strip Activities

What exactly is a Mobius strip? What does this little strip tell us about physics? While doing the activities in this lesson, your students will grapple with those questions and get to know all about Mobius strips.

Mobius Strip Lesson Plan

27. Mobius Strip Lesson Plan

Through exploration of Mobius strips, this lesson plan involves students discussing surfaces and edges of objects as well as verifying predictions about observations. Lesson plan extensions explore mathematics in art.

Geometric Probability Lesson Plan

28. Geometric Probability Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, teachers will find a guide to presenting the formula and method of finding geometric probabilities. Students will practice the method through active manipulation and composition of quizzes.

Geometric Transformations Lesson Plan

29. Geometric Transformations Lesson Plan

Students will learn about geometric transformations using real life examples in this lesson. They will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Axiomatic System Lesson Plan

30. Axiomatic System Lesson Plan

Geometry can be fun and interesting especially when teachers can apply the concepts to the real world. Students will learn about axiomatic systems by watching a video, answering discussion questions, completing an activity, and taking a quiz.

Geometric Construction Activities for High School

31. Geometric Construction Activities for High School

Check out various activities in this lesson that will help your students learn all about geometric constructions. They will have fun while deepening their knowledge of geometry.

Algebraic Laws & Geometric Postulates Lesson Plan

32. Algebraic Laws & Geometric Postulates Lesson Plan

Learning the algebraic laws and geometric postulates will help your students in their ability to solve algebraic and geometric formulas. Your students will enjoy learning this skill as they watch a video and play a game.

Euclid's Axiomatic Geometry Lesson Plan

33. Euclid's Axiomatic Geometry Lesson Plan

Educate your students about Euclid's axiomatic geometry with this helpful lesson plan. They will view a video lesson, take a related quiz, and take part in a fun, hands-on activity involving Euclid and his axiomatic geometry.

Properties & Postulates of Geometric Figures Lesson Plan

34. Properties & Postulates of Geometric Figures Lesson Plan

This lesson will help your students understand the properties and postulates of geometric figures. Students will watch a video lesson, explore examples of mathematical postulates, and take a short quiz.

Thales & Pythagoras Lesson Plan

35. Thales & Pythagoras Lesson Plan

Educate your students about Thales and Pythagoras with this helpful lesson plan. They will view a video lesson about Thales and Pythagoras, take a related lesson quiz, and participate in a fun, hands-on activity.

Undefined Terms of Geometry Lesson Plan

36. Undefined Terms of Geometry Lesson Plan

Most students believe geometry is a challenging subject; however, they will have fun learning about undefined terms in this lesson. Students will watch a video, answer discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

The Geometric Interpretation of Difference Quotient Lesson Plan

37. The Geometric Interpretation of Difference Quotient Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, your students will engage in learning to find the difference quotient of a function. Students will be given an opportunity to cement their understanding of the lesson concepts through an activity.

Geometry of Congruent & Similar Figures Activities for Middle School

38. Geometry of Congruent & Similar Figures Activities for Middle School

Teaching geometry to middle school students can be as engaging as it is important. This lesson provides activities that address the topics of congruent and similar figures at the middle school level.

Graphical Transformations Activities for Middle School

39. Graphical Transformations Activities for Middle School

As students study graphing, have them explore the many different ways graphs can be transformed on a coordinate grid. Use these multi-sensory activities to help students understand graphical transformations.

Coordinate Geometry Lesson Plan & Activities

40. Coordinate Geometry Lesson Plan & Activities

Don't get off track in your instruction on coordinate geometry. A simple and direct text lesson walks students through basic definitions, principles, formulas, equations and their solutions to prepare them for independent work.

Introduction to Geometry Lesson Plan

41. Introduction to Geometry Lesson Plan

Kick off your introduction to geometry instruction with a simple class project and a Study.com video lesson to guide the way. Suggestions for additional activities and related lessons are included for further instruction.

Tessellation Lesson Plan

42. Tessellation Lesson Plan

Teaching students about geometric concepts can be tricky. Use this lesson plan to help your students understand and identify tessellations. View examples and help students identify real world examples. Follow up with an engaging activity.

Geometry Lesson Plan

43. Geometry Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will explore the history and modern-day application of geometry. Students will watch a video, answer discussion prompts, take a quiz and complete an activity. An extension exercise helps students continue learning.

Pi Day Project Ideas for High School

44. Pi Day Project Ideas for High School

Do your students like to celebrate Pi Day when it arrives once per year on March 14th, since the number is equal to 3.14? These three projects will assist you in educating them about one of our most famous numbers.

Volume of a Rectangular Prism Lesson Plan

45. Volume of a Rectangular Prism Lesson Plan

Educate your students on how to find the volume of a rectangular prism with this helpful lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take a related quiz on their newfound knowledge, and take part in a hands-on activity.

Quadrilateral Project Ideas

46. Quadrilateral Project Ideas

Quadrilaterals are two-dimensional polygons with four sides, vertices, and angles. The projects in this asset provide review of quadrilaterals for classroom use.

Geometric Constructions Project Ideas

47. Geometric Constructions Project Ideas

Geometric constructions are shapes, angles, and lines that are drawn using a compass, a ruler, and a pencil. These projects provide opportunities for students to learn about and create geometric constructions.

Geoboard Activities

48. Geoboard Activities

Have you ever wondered how you can use geoboards to enhance your students' understanding of shapes? The activities listed here offer multiple independent and collaborative, fun and engaging activities you can use in your elementary classroom.

Surface Area Using Nets Activities

49. Surface Area Using Nets Activities

Having fun in math is important for keeping your students actively engaged in the lesson. This asset offers multiple fun, engaging activities to help your students learn how to find surface area using nets.

Geometry Vocabulary Activities for High School

50. Geometry Vocabulary Activities for High School

As students learn to think and communicate like mathematicians, it is important for them to be able to understand and use geometry vocabulary. This asset provides a guide to activities for teaching geometry students academic vocabulary.

Geometry Reflection Activities

51. Geometry Reflection Activities

Students will practice reflecting geometric shapes across lines of reflection. Engaging, mildly competitive games will motivate your middle and high school students to focus on the processes of geometric reflection in these collaborative activities.

First Day of High School Geometry Activities

52. First Day of High School Geometry Activities

Fun, game-like activities allow students to bond while refreshing their memory on certain concepts. These activities are great ice-breakers for high school students entering Geometry.

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