Geometry in grades 1-8

Calendar

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

1:

Monday

Introductions

  • assign groups
  • syllabus game
  • Zukei puzzles (connect dots to find indicated shape)
  • review properties of shapes & notation for congruent sides, congruent angles, parallel lines
Wednesday

Class Activity 10t (in book or D2L "Content")

How are 2D shapes related to each other?

  • discuss classifying quadrilaterals (CA 10t)
  • classifying triangles (CA 10u)
  • compare Venn diagrams (CA 10v)
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 10.5
    • Chapter 10.2 practice exercises: 3
Thursday

Read Chapter 10.2

How are 2D shapes related to each other? (continued)

  • concept map continued
  • Every rhombus is a rectangle (True/False)
  • A parallelogram is (Always, Sometimes, Never) a rhombus.
  • review angles in polygons
  • extra practice
    • Chapter 10.5 practice exercises: 1, 8
Friday

Read Chapter 11.2

What is measurement?

  • linear: CA 11c (rulers), CA 11h: 1ab, 2 (conversions)
  • areas: CA 11b (notation), CA 11i (conversions)
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 11.1
    • Chapter 11.2 practice exercises: 2
    • CA 11g; CA 11j

2:

Monday

CA 11i

How are areas derived from other areas?

Wednesday

attempt area practice through #4

What is the area?

  • continue area practice
  • Area Maze
  • extra practice
    • Chapter 12.2 practice exercises: 1, 2, 3
    • Chapter 12.3 practice exercises: 3
    • CA 12g
Thursday

Quiz

Friday

cut out nets (in D2L "Content")

How are surface areas derived from other areas?

3:

Monday

surface area practice though #3

What is the surface area?

  • continue surface area practice
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 13.2
    • Chapter 13.2 practice exercises: 7, 8, 9, 11
Wednesday

How are volumes derived from other volumes?

Thursday

Quiz

Friday

What is the volume?

  • continue volume practice
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 13.3
    • Chapter 13.3 practice exercises: 5, 6, 8

Review

4:

Monday

Exam

  • approved calculators allowed
  • one pages notes (1-sided, handwritten)
  • manipulatives
Wednesday

No class - Thanksgiving break

Thursday

No class - Thanksgiving break

Friday

No class - Thanksgiving break

5:

Monday

New groups

What are different types of symmetries?

Wednesday

make shapes with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 total symmetries

When are two shapes congruent?

Thursday
Friday

When are two shapes similar?

6:

Monday

How do scale factors affect length, area, and volume?

  • relationship between scale factors, perimeter, area, and volume
  • CA 14u: 2, 5 where L=1, W=2, H=3
  • CA 14v
  • CA 14q: 1 (multiplication means stretching)
  • extra practice
    • Chapter 14.5 practice: 1, 2, 3, 4
Wednesday

try CA 14v

How can similar triangles be used to solve mathematical problems?

  • similar triangles #1: 180 degrees in triangle, AA criteria,
  • similar triangles #2 (b challenge): 180 degrees in a line, vertical angles
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 14.6
    • Chapter 14.6 practice: 1, 2, 4
Thursday

Quiz

Friday

try CA 14q #1

What are properties of parallel lines?

7:

Monday

bring internet-connected device

GeoGebra

student evaluations

Wednesday

Review day 1

  • conversions
  • deriving formulas
Thursday

Quiz

Friday

Review day 2

Final exam