# Geometry Through Art

### Words

#### Space Words

top / bottom
front / back
near / far
LEFT SIDE / RIGHT SIDE
inside / outside
in front of / behind
next to or beside
above / below
to the right / to the left
COMPASS DIRECTIONS: NORTH / SOUTH, EAST / WEST
LOCATION (a POINT)

#### Time/Motion Words

directions: straight up / down, sidewise, slanting (uphill / downhill)
fast / slow
now / later
before / after
BACKWARD / FORWARD (straight line)
SPINNING at a point (motions)
roll or slide / flip / turn (motion)
hour, HALF HOUR, QUARTER HOUR, minute

#### Measurement Words

smaller than / bigger than / same size as
longer / shorter
whole / part
half, quarter, EIGHTH, SIXTEENTH
unit of measure: inch, meter, PERCENTAGE

#### Geometry/Art Words

dot or POINT (of a LINE SEGMENT, or 2 that meet from different directions) (of LOCATION)
GEOMETRIC LINE: STRAIGHT EDGE TOOL
flat / round (surface)
free-hand drawing lines: fat / skinny, straight, curvy, zigzag, wavy, etc.
geometric shapes (POLYGONS): square, rectangle, triangle, circle
GEOMETRIC SOLIDS: cube, prism, cylinder, sphere, etc.
POLYGON NUMBERS (square and rectangle numbers)
WHOLE NUMBERS / NUMBER LINE (left to add, right to subtract)
ZERO (as a point on a number line
ODD / EVEN NUMBERS
CONGRUENT lines and shapes

Art/Design Words: dot / line / shape / direction / movement / color / TEXTURE / dimension

### History of Geometry

Ancient Egyptians used knotted rope to measure the land.

The ancients studied the stars and knew the directions of the compass, which were important for the way they laid out their temples and tombs.