As an ongoing initiative to further integrate technology, mathematical vocabulary, and fun into the math classroom, my Basic Geometry students created a series of multimedia presentations utilizing the various terms being used in a learning unit on special pairs of angles. For this activity students were required to plan, communicate, rehearse, and execute organized arrangements of students on the gymnasium floor into representations of geometric objects. Hopefully through the kinesthetic nature of this activity, students can achieve better recall of the geometric terms used and even greater understanding of their properties. Here is a sample of their fantastic work:
Special thanks to the Physical Education teachers that helped me organize this activity, and Mr. Brain Gannon (twitter @bpgannon) for sharing this great idea via twitter.