Geometry R.A.F.T. Parallel Lines and Transversals
First, a note about R.A.F.T.’s. Language Arts teachers have been using these wonderful tools for years. It’s time for us math teachers to get on board! When I use Rafts in the classroom, I get student writing that is filled with lots of content, is highly creative and often genius.
R. Stands for Role: You tell the student his or her role in the writing activity. Example: You might tell them they are a doctor or an obtuse angle, etc.
A. Stands for Audience: You tell the student who the audience for your writing will be. Example: A Music executive or an acute angle, etc.
F. Stands for Format: You tell the student which of several types of writing they will do. Example: A text message, or an invitation, etc.
T. Stands for Topic: You tell them what the writing should accomplish and what it’s about. Example: Convince someone to join the math club, or persuade someone to convert to the metric system, etc.
This particular R.A.F.T. should be used after you have taught the lessons relating to Parallel Lines and Transversals and the angle relationships that they create.
You will be amazed at how much more you get out of your students by utilizing this tried and true approach to writing in your content area.