Friday, November 25, 2011

ATTENTION: Anyone teaching young children!

What is the name of this shape?
 
If you said "diamond" you are wrong, the correct mathematical term is RHOMBUS! 

This is no harder to teach preschoolers than the terms hexagon or square, but time and time again they are told (until geometry class in middle/high school) that this is a diamond.  Please stop mis-educating our children!

Let review.  This is a diamond:
This is a rhombus:

Thank you, have a nice day!


~ Your Friendly Former High School Math Teacher (Jen)

2 comments:

  1. Mikey disagrees. And it is really hard to change his mind. Sorry. But then again his mom was a special ed teacher:)

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  2. You guys are too funny!!! Keep going Jen, there is a ton more like that!
    -Chris

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