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Circles Vocabulary Activity Directions: Choose three words from this chapter that you are unfamiliar with

and fill in the following chart for each word. Definition in Your Own Words Important Elements

Visual Representation

Personal Association

Definition in Your Own Words

Important Elements

Visual Representation

Personal Association

Definition in Your Own Words

Important Elements

Visual Representation

Personal Association

Circles Vocabulary Activity Definition in Your Own Words A secant is a line that cuts across a circle from one side to another. Important Elements Intersects circle at two points Line, not a ray or segment Passes through the circle and keeps going in both directions Visual Representation Secant Personal Association A secant is like the axis that the earth rotates on.

Secant

Definition in Your Own Words A tangent is a line that touches a circle at only one point on the outside

Important Elements Intersects circle at only one point Line, not a ray or segment

Visual Representation

Tangent

Personal Association

Tangent A tangent is like a ray of light from an eclipse.

Definition in Your Own Words A chord is a segment that has endpoints touching the sides of the circle.

Important Elements Segment that intersects circle at two points Passes through the circle and stops at the perimeter of the circle

Visual Representation

Chord

Chord

Personal Association A chord is like a person being scalped, because the line being cut does not keep going; instead, it stops alone the scalp.