In 7th grade math the students are looking for real world examples of various types of angles. The learning goal is to understand the meaning of 40 geometry words or concepts. The students are finding every day examples of these mathematical terms and trying to see how and where they appear in life. We are trying to take away some of the abstract nature of the course and realize that transversals (a line that crosses at least two other lines), perpendicular bisectors (line or line segment perpendicular to it and passing through its midpoint) and corresponding angles (the angles in matching corners) are all around us if we look!
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By Cate Cooke, MS math teacher