Geometry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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In this Unit, students are expected to learn to identify and describe triangles in the learning environment as well as in the real world.  Students will engage in class whole class instruction and discussion, small group conversation, and individual exploration using a combination of visuals, manipulatives, games, and online resources.

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This unit covers the key aspects to prove triangles are congruent. Students will learn the five triangle congruence postulates to show triangles are congruent which are SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS and HL. Additionally the students will learn about CPCTC and how it is used in showing parts of triangles are congruent.

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In this lesson, students will be focusing on right-triangle geometry, specifically how does the Pythagorean Formula apply to right triangles and using other special formulas for specific types of right triangles (45-45-90 and 30-60-90) to find missing sides.

 

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Students will learn vocabulary words using three phases; connect, organize, and process. This lesson has two parts. First, the vocabulary activity COP using a digital wheel spinner. Second, the linked lesson is written using vocabulary terms for classifying two dimensional shapes. 

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The lesson on triangle sum theorem, exterior angle theorem and parallel line relationships revolved around the online teaching tool Quizlet live.  I used this technology as a review of the concepts before they took a quiz as a reinforcement of the material.

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This lesson focuses on instructing students on how to use the online Go Math resources to persevere in problem solving while working on challenging homework problems. Students will be learning a lesson on angle relationships, in addition to, learning about the resources available to them.

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Students will explore 2-dimensional shapes and work together to draw a model town whose neighborhoods, parks, and buildings showcase features of those shapes.

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In this lesson students will name 3-Dimensional shapes and identify their attributes. They will have an opportunity to touch and describe 3-D shapes using new vocabulary- surface, faces, edge, and vertex. Students will opportunities for whole class interaction, small group work, and individual practice.

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Students learn to identify and describe equal and unequal shares using drawings, words, and media. This is an important skill for students to learn prior to understanding fractions.

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