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Examples of word use with students 
Parallelogram 
A twodimensional foursided figure whose opposite sides are parallel and the same length 
 
Parallelograms 
Parallel Quadrilateral 
*Paralelogramo (SP) *Parallélogramme (FR) *Paralelogramo (PT)


Rectangle 
A parallelogram with four right angles 
 
Rectangular Rectangles

Parallelogram Quadrilateral Quadrangle 
*Rectángulo (SP) *Rectangle (FR) *Retângulo (PT)


Represent 
To express or describe with words, symbols, graphs, equations, diagrams 
To stand for, symbolize; to describe or present in words, set forth; to serve as an example of; to state, depict, portray 
Represented Representing Represents Representative Representation 
Symbolize Depict

*Representar (SP) *Représenter (FR) *Representar (PT) 

Property 
An essential attribute of a geometric figure. 
quality or attribute; a figure or object’s characteristics, features 
Properties 
Feature Aspect Characteristic Facet Trait 
*Propriedades (SP) *Propriétés (FR) *Propriedades (PT)


Convincing 
Persuading or assuring by argument or evidence 
Causing one to believe the truth of something; plausible 
Convince Convinced Convincingly Convincer Convincible

Persuasive Believable Credible Plausible 
*Convincente (SP) *Convaincant(e) (FR) *Convincente (PT) 

Method 
An orderly procedure, technique, or way of working to a solution. 
A manner or way of carrying out a task. 
Methods Methodical Methodology 
Approach Manner Technique Way 
*Método (SP) *Méthode (FR) *Método (PT) 

Transform

Able to change the position, size or shape of a line or twodimensional figure. 
To change the appearance of. 
Transforms Transformed Transforming Transformer 
Change Alter Modify Remodel 
*Transformar (SP) *Transformer (FR) *Transformar (PT) 

Right Triangle 
A triangle in which one interior angle is a right angle, that is, 90 degrees. The other two angles are complementary, which means that they add up to 90 degrees. 
A triangle having a right angle. 
Right Triangles Right Triangular 
 
Triángulo Rectángulo (SP) Triangle Rectangle (FR) Triângulo Retângulo (PT) 

Dissect 
To partition a geometrical figure by straight lines. 
To cut open and examine the inside of; to cut apart or separate. 
Dissects Dissected Dissecting Dissection 
Break up Partition Divide Slice

*Diseccionar (SP) *Disséquer (FR) *Dissecar (PT) 

Cut 
To separate a geometric figure into pieces.

To make an opening, incision. 
Cuts Cutting

Chop Slice Separate Sever

Cortar (SP) Couper (FR) Cortar (PT) 

Pieces 
Portions or parts of a geometric whole produced by dissecting or cutting

Parts of a whole. 
Piece Pieced Piecing 
Parts Fragments Portions

Pedazos (SP) Morceaux/ Pedaços (PT) 

Rearrange 
To partition a geometric shape and reorganize as to alter its appearance.

To put something into a new order. 
Rearranges Rearranged Rearranging

Change Reconstruct Reorganize Reorder

Reorganizar (SP) *Réarranger (FR) *Rearranjar (PT) 
