Here’s another lesson in the Cryptomania! series—three sample pages from Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs, the student workbook I wrote to accompany my book Cryptomania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids. (Meets CCSS.)
These pages continue the exploration of number-related roots to cover basic math words, information about polygons (flat) and polyhedrons (3-D), and prefixes for around and across, making it easy to figure out the words circumference, perimeter, and diameter.
Students explore words like hexagon and bicycle. They draw some shapes, and identify others. This can lead to an exploration of other math terms. (The Online Etymology Dictionary can help: www.etymonline.com)
In Dig Deeper, students explore some of the many Latin-based wizarding spells in the Harry Potter books; learn about dodecagons (flat, polygons) and dodecahedrons (3-D, polyhedrons) [the pattern for making the cool Tumbling Tetrahedrons is found at www.cryptokids.com]; and check out other “around” words like peripheral.
(See also Numbers Count, Part I)