Monthly Archives: March 2013

7-B-2 Archimedean Solids

Archimedean Solids For the first shape, I started out with the Platonic solid – Tetrahedron. When truncated, it became the Archimedean solid – Truncated Tetrahedron. For the second shape, I went with the Platonic Solid – Octahedron. When truncated, it became the Archimedean Solid … Continue reading

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6-C-2: Higher Level Thinking for the Pythagorean Theorem

6-C-2: Higher Level Thinking for the Pythagorean Theorem Level 0: Concrete, identifies, names, compares, and operates on geometric figures. This level is most comparable to Bloom’s Knowledge and Comprehension level.  Students know the basics about geometric figures.   They can define … Continue reading

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6-A-1: Tangrams Part 1

Tangrams Part 1 Step 1: First I traced the small triangle.  The relationship between the angles and sides are identified. Step 2: When using the small red triangle, I formed perfect squares along each side of the red triangle using small … Continue reading

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6-A-3 Pythagorean Puzzles

For the first puzzle, I noticed the length of the white square was ‘c’ and the length of the hypotenuse of the red triangle was ‘c’.  So I rotated each triangle from the previous one to line up side ‘c’ of the triangle to … Continue reading

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Geometry 5-D-1: Exploring Dilations

Individually, I would have the students plot the original triangle on their graph, then multiply the coordinates by 2, plot the new points.   In partners, use the worksheet to talk about the similarities and differences of what they just did. … Continue reading

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5-B-1 Reflection of Images

Transformations are something that I think most students will enjoy.  Visual learners are especially going to enjoy this activity.  This is a good introduction or review to reflection. I don’t think this will be too difficult for them to do.  Part C would give them the … Continue reading

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Geometry 4-A-1 Categorizing Two Dimensional Figures

I would present triangles to the students after talking about the definition of a polygon.  I would first have them define the different types of triangles in their own words.  This would let me know their prior knowledge of triangles. Triangle: A … Continue reading

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