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Reid, Denise
Lowe, Janice
Polygon and plane figures terminology activity.
Ill. Math. Teach. 57, No. 2, 2023 (2006).
2006
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) c/o Eastern Illinois University (EIU), School of Continuing Education, Charleston, IL
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G43
E43
U63
elementary geometry
plane geometry
plane figures
polygons
concepts
terminology
mathematical language
mathematics and language
educational media
educational games
puzzles
http://journal.ictm.org/index.php/imt/article/view/34/32
From the text: In the middles grades increased attention should be given to mathematical terms and definitions. The following classroom activities may be used to provide opportunity to study and learn terms about polygons and plane figures. The first puzzle is a findaword puzzle. It can be used for recognition of terms. It is a good idea to require your students to first find a definition of the terms before circling them in the puzzle. If their own textbook does not have a good glossary, your school library or the internet may be used. Having first completed the findaword puzzle, the students should then complete the crossword puzzle. This task should be done after the findaword since many of the terms are repeated in this puzzle. We hope that your students will find both of these puzzles enjoyable and challenging.