Mathematics language can either be a dead language, a foreign language, a confusing language or a familiar, useful language. Many time, students are frustrated by mathematical language because they are never formally taught or introduced to it. For example, many teachers will have children sit

__on__ the circle when in fact, the children are sitting on the

__circumference__ of the circle. What a wonderful, concrete way to introduce children to the concept of circumference! Yet, this teaching moment is often missed.

Because I like to find different ways to introduce math vocabulary, I just posted my newest product for

*Teachers Pay Teachers* entitled:

**Geometric Math-A-Magical Puzzles.** It is a 48 page handout of puzzles that are solved like magic squares. Number tiles are positioned so that the total of the tiles on each line of the geometric shape add up to be the same sum. Most of the geometric puzzles have more than one answer; so, students are challenged to find a variety of solutions.

Before each set of activities, the geometry vocabulary used for that group of activities is listed. Most definitions include diagrams and/or illustrations. In this way, the students can learn and understand new math words without difficulty or cumbersome words. These activities vary in levels of difficulty. Because the pages are not arranged in any particular order, the students are free to skip around in the book. All of these activities are especially suitable for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner. Check it out!

Mathematics language can either be a dead language, a foreign language, a confusing language or a familiar, useful language. Many time, students are frustrated by mathematical language because they are never formally taught or introduced to it. For example, many teachers will have children sit

__on__ the circle when in fact, the children are sitting on the

__circumference__ of the circle. What a wonderful, concrete way to introduce children to the concept of circumference! Yet, this teaching moment is often missed.

Because I like to find different ways to introduce math vocabulary, I just posted my newest product for

*Teachers Pay Teachers* entitled:

**Geometric Math-A-Magical Puzzles.** It is a 48 page handout of puzzles that are solved like magic squares. Number tiles are positioned so that the total of the tiles on each line of the geometric shape add up to be the same sum. Most of the geometric puzzles have more than one answer; so, students are challenged to find a variety of solutions.

Before each set of activities, the geometry vocabulary used for that group of activities is listed. Most definitions include diagrams and/or illustrations. In this way, the students can learn and understand new math words without difficulty or cumbersome words. These activities vary in levels of difficulty. Because the pages are not arranged in any particular order, the students are free to skip around in the book. All of these activities are especially suitable for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner. Check it out!

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