This free set of vocabulary flashcards is part of a larger lapbook unit that covers several major Geometry concepts covered in grades K-9; the lapbook can be used to introduce concepts and lay a foundation for understanding Geometry in a visual, concrete way through hands-on activities and opportunities to explore and create fundamental mathematical principles. Other concepts addressed in your individual curriculum can easily be understood within the framework presented in this Geoboard Geometry unit.
Each activity in the lapbook is designed with 2 or 3 levels of differentiation so that you can use this with students at any level. You can print off different versions of each activity for students within the same classroom so that everyone is creating the same lapbook but doing the activities according to a level of difficulty that is best for them
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you can print out just the completed versions (answer keys) of each activity to create a reference guide for note-taking purposes, as a stand-alone resource in a geoboard math center, or to give to students who were absent in class.
These vocabulary flashcards are organized by category. Each page of vocabulary terms with definitions and diagrams is followed by a page of vocab with a blank space for students to draw their own diagrams. You can choose which works best for your students.
To begin this unit, give students a geoboard, a handful of rubber bands, and a chance to play freely. Let them create shapes, pictures, patterns, etc.
Then, hand them the vocabulary cards with the definitions and diagrams. You can choose to give one card at a time, one category at a time, or the whole stack at once. Let them use the rubber bands to re-create each diagram. This hands-on experience lays the foundation for learning the terms and concepts for the entire Geoboard Geometry lapbook unit.
Once students have made each vocab term on their geoboards, you can begin the activities in this lapbook, assembling it as you go.
At the end of the unit, once the lapbook is complete, you can print off the blank versions of the vocabulary flashcards and give students the chance to re-create each diagram from memory. Or, you can use these as worksheets or exit tickets to test understanding.
Tip: Print these cards and keep them in math centers to have students test their knowledge as they try to recreate each term using rubber bands on the geoboard.
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Geoboard Geometry lap book unit