# Basic Geometric Figures Made Easy

MATH HELP: Strategies for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.

**VOCABULARY**

**P a r a l l e l lines **– Have students write the word

**parallel.**Have them circle the double

**lls**in parallel. Explain how the two

**lls**represent parallel lines: lines that will never intersect, cross, or meet.

**Perpendicular lines -** lines that intersect and form right angles. Have students write the letters of the word as such

**Perpe **

**n****d****i****c****u****l****a****r**

Next, draw a *horizontal* line underneath the letters** 'perpe' . **Then draw a

*vertical*line in front of the remaining letters of the word. Connect the horizontal line to the vertical line to form a

**right angle**. Help students to see how the letters intersect and form a

**angle.**

*right***C i r c umference **- Have students draw a circle around the letters **c i r c **in the word to help them remember that ** circumference **is the distance around the outside of a

**circle.**

**Line segment** - outstretch both arms evenly with both fists balled. Arms represent the line, while fists represent the endpoints of the segment.

**Ray** – outstretch both arms evenly with one open hand and one fist.

**Acute angle **– bend arm less than 90⁰ making **a cute **little angle.

**Right angle **– bend arm to form an **L **making a 90⁰ angle.

**Obtuse angle **– bend arm greater than 90⁰ making an angle greater than the acute and the right angle.

**Quadrilaterals** – Help students to learn the names of the quadrilaterals by remembering their **p, q, r, r, s, t: PARALLELOGRAM, QUADRILATERAL, RHOMBUS, RECTANGLE, SQUARE, and TRAPEZOID. **All **quadrilaterals **are **parallelograms **except **trapezoids. (All q’s are p’s except t’s.) **

**Hexagon** – Use the **x **in he**x**agon and the **x **in si**x **to teach students that **hexagons **have **six **sides.

Have fun helping your students learn geometry.

Please feel try to try the review quiz to see how many of the vocabulary terms you are able to apply to this picture of square knots.

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I think these are really good tips for helping students to remember what these geometry terms mean.