Naming Simple Geometric Figures

Mathematicians use notation for efficiency, so make your classes more efficient! The instructor explains the definition and notation for key elements of geometry such as points, lines, and planes. This is the 37th lesson is a series of 40. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to watch the video independently and then complete a set of practice problems
  • Post the video as reference for absent pupils or those needing extra instruction
Classroom Considerations

  • Meant as an introduction to basic geometric nomenclature
  • The 37th lesson is a series of 40
Pros

  • Spends time discussing the different ways to name the same figures
Cons

  • Explains the definitions but does not provide them in writing
  • Instructor speaks quickly, which may make it difficult for pupils to follow
Common Core