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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Geometry in the Real World!

One of the things I love so much about teaching geometry is that there are so many real world applications.  Every year, we make a circle map showing how we use and find geometry in the real world.  We do the circle map together as a class, and then students have a week or two to find examples of geometry in the real world.  Most kids use magazines, the newspaper, or find a picture on the Internet to print.  Along with their example, they have to write a brief little explanation.  The kids love the challenging of adding to the map, and it's so fun to see what the students come up with!

About a week into the project

A variety of responses

This was such a cool example of symmetry!

Getting creative with student interests! Love it!

I would love to hear more examples of how your students have applied geometry to real life!


  1. Can you explain the last picture with the geometry interests? Also, I just recently found your blog and I LOVE it! I have found your products before...but you blog...AMAZING!!! This will be a great help for next year!

    1. Thanks so much, Morgan! In that picture, a student who LOVES, LOVES, LOVES hockey did his geometry in the real world and related it to hockey, his "student interest." :)