Geometry Name Games

Geometry Name Activity

Get ready to practice geometry skills with a fun and easy activity kids will love! In our June blog post, we're showing you how you can help children learn about angles, points, lines, line segments, and rays using their name. We provide the graph paper to make it super easy to get started. All you need are some colored pencils or markers and a protractor. Read on to find out more!

In this fun math activity, kids will put their geometry skills to the test by measuring and classifying the lines and angles created by the letters of their own name. Before you begin the activity, print out this graph paper so your students can draw the letters of their name using clean, straight lines. Colored pencils or markers are perfect for helping the letters of your students' names stand out from the graph paper; make sure you have some on hand. Finally, grab a protractor because kids will be measuring angles in this activity. Here's how it works: 

Classifying Angles

Each student will write the letters of his or her name in large font on a piece of graph paper. First, students will practice classifying the angles created by the letters in their name. Students will label the angles as acute, obtuse, or right. If students have any right angles in their name, they should denote each with a little square to represent a right angle. Check out our example below: 

Classifying Angles

Measuring Angles

After students have classified all the angles in their name as acute, obtuse, or right angles, they will use the protractor to measure all the angles. Students will label each angle with its corresponding measurement in degrees. See our example below: 

Measuring Angles

Making Points, Lines, Line Segments, and Rays

Finally, students will get creative and use their coloring supplies to make points, lines, line segments, and rays with the letters of their name. Using dots and arrows, students will draw and label at least one point, line, line segment, and ray in their name. Check out the picture below for an example of how this might look: 

Draw Points, Lines, Line Segments, and Rays

Here are a few ideas to help you make this geometry activity a success: 

  • Consider using three separate pieces of graph paper, one for each activity, to prevent too many labels from cluttering up student name pictures. 
  • You may instead find it helpful to do each geometry activity using a different marker or colored pencil. Use one color for classifying the angles, another color for measuring the angles, and a third color for drawing points, lines, line segments, and rays. 
  • Give students extra practice by having them do this activity with their first name, middle name, and last name, or using their own name and siblings' names. 

We hope you and your kiddos will love practicing geometry skills using their names! Remember to tag @iknowit on social media so we can check out your geometry name art!

Looking for more fun geometry activities to practice with your elementary-aged students? Check out the interactive geometry lessons on iKnowIt.com today!

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