Geometry in the Real World!
By Mary Montero
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One of the things I love so much about teaching geometry is that there are so many real world applications. Every year, we make a circle map showing how we use and find geometry in the real world. We do the circle map together as a class, and then students have a week or two to find examples of geometry in the real world. Most kids use magazines, the newspaper, or find a picture on the Internet to print. Along with their example, they have to write a brief little explanation. The kids love the challenging of adding to the map, and it’s so fun to see what the students come up with!
|About a week into the project|
|A variety of responses|
|This was such a cool example of symmetry!|
|Getting creative with student interests! Love it!|
I would love to hear more examples of how your students have applied geometry to real life!
I’m so glad you are here. I’m a current gifted and talented teacher in a small town in Colorado, and I’ve been in education since 2009. My passion (other than my family and cookies) is for making teachers’ lives easier and classrooms more engaging.