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Monday, November 28, 2005

Circle Acrostics

Kudos to Mrs. Armstrong for turning me on to the idea of acrostics in math.

Blogging Prompt
Your task is to create an acrostic "poem" that demonstrates an understanding of circle geometry related to any one of these concepts:

CIRCLE
INSCRIBE
ANGLE
CHORD
TANGENT
SUBTEND
CONGRUENT

As an extra challenge (worth an additional bonus mark) try to make a Double Acrostic, that is, each line should begin and end with a letter of the word you are working with.

Remember, this is a bit of a race. Your answers have to be posted to the blog in the comments to this post. If someone has already used a word or phrase in their acrostic you cannot use the same word or phrase. i.e. It gets harder to do the longer you wait. ;-)

Here is an example of an acrostic that Mrs. Armstrong wrote:

Always in 2 dimensions
Region between the boundaries
Entire surface is calculated
Answer is in units2

Be creative and have fun with this!!

1 Comments:

At 6/29/2006 7:37 PM, Blogger Susan said...

What a great idea!
I have used acrostics with my students to good success, but not in this way. We did do biographic acrostics during the Olympics, but I like this idea much better. How did your ESL students do? Was it too difficult? If so, how did you adapt it for them?

 

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