Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal Poster and Coloring Page

parallel lines cut by a transversal

This year I am teaching a Study Skills class for the first time. All of my students in the class are sophomores, which means they are all taking Geometry. Recently, they're all learning about parallel line angle relationships and I have been finding that I really need a visual for them to reference. I had made a poster a while ago, but it was in color. We don't have a color printer and printing it out in black and white just wasn't the best. So I wanted to make a visual that could be printed in black and white. Word walls have totally changed my teaching, but since I teach my Study Skills class in a classroom that is not my own, I needed to come up with something that could either be put in a notebook or on the wall. 

This coloring page uses patterns so can be printed in black and white. 

There is also a blank one for teachers who have time for their kids to color their own copy. 

I also included a full color version for teachers with color printers. 

This feedback of the posters totally made my day.

If you need an angle pairs poster for younger kids, the one below is included in my 7th grade math word wallThere is a full-color version of the poster and a black and white version (the one shown above) that students can color themselves. 

7th grade math word wall

I love using task cards as a way to summarize learning. This set of task cards covers all the angle pairs.

Students are asked to name angle pairs, name the relationship between angles, solve for x, and find angle measures. 

Another fun way to sum up a unit on parallel line angle pairs is with a pennant activity. This angle pair relationships pennant can be used as a fun activity, assessment, warm up or exit slip (each student gets one), homework, or even as sub work. 

Students find the measures of angles that are corresponding, alternate interior, vertical, same-side interior, alternate exterior and supplementary and then hang their work as class decor. You can read more about the ways teachers are using pennants in their classrooms in the post 7 ways Teachers are using math pennants to engage student learning.

You can download all versions of the parallel lines cut by a transversal poster and coloring page hereYou may also be interested in my Geometry Word Wall that is a good supplement to the transversal poster. These trigonometry and congruence references are a recent addition.

Geometry Word Wall

I'm a huge fan of word walls. You can see photos of my classroom word walls in this post High School Math Word Wall Ideas.


  1. Thank you for sharing! I plan to use these for our geometry angles unit. I think the colors and symbols will especially help my special-needs students! I have 2 co-taught classes and am always looking for ways to help them gain confidence with new skills!
    Anna (from Piece of Pi)

  2. I'm so happy you can use it! I teach Special Ed too and my kids really like visuals. I hope you have a great week!

  3. The Parallel Lines-Transversal coloring page!!! OMG!! I have done this lesson for years where I have the kids create their own, to VERY mixed results!! (Some turn out beautifully; some are a true mess! Ugh!) Can't wait to use this with my class this year! Thanks SO much for your cool creativity!! (Wish I had time to create more... maybe next year - LOL!)

    1. Oh yay Karen! I'm glad you found this one and I hope it helps! :)