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

Wednesday

CA 10t

Shape introduction and classification

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

Read Chapter 10.2

Shapes

  • concept map (arrow from bigger idea to smaller)
  • Every _____ is a _____ (True/False)
  • Parallelogram is (Always, Sometimes, Never) a rhombus.
  • Extra practice, Chapter 10.5 practice exercises: 1, 8
Friday

Read Chapter 11.2

Measurement: Lengths

  • what is measurement? (interior angles, exterior angles, length, area, volume)
  • what do square inches mean? (CA 11b)
  • rulers (CA 11c)
  • conversions (CA 11h, skip 1d; CA 11g)
  • Extra practice, Read Chapter 11.1; Chapter 11.2 practice exercises: 2; CA 11g CA 11J

2:

Monday

Area

  • area formulas
  • review Pythagorean theorem
  • start practice problems
  • Extra practice, Chapter 11.1 practice exercises: 7; Read Chapter 11.4; Chapter 11.4 practice exercises: 3, 4; Read Chapter 12.1

Homework: cut out nets (in D2L) for later in week

Wednesday

try next two practice problems

Area

  • continue practice problems
  • Extra practice, Chapter 12.2 practice exercises: 1, 2, 3; Chapter 12.3 practice exercises: 3; Class Activity 12g
Thursday

Try Area Maze

Quiz

  • group part
  • individual part
Friday

cut out nets in D2L

Polyhedra surface area

3:

Monday

next two problems on surface area practice

Polyhedra surface area

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

finish surface area practice

Polyhedra volume

Thursday

Quiz

  • group part
  • individual part

finish volume practice

Friday

finish volume practice (answers)

Review

4:

Monday

Exam 1

  • one page notes, one sided, handwritten
  • approved calculators
  • manipulatives: nets

5:

Monday

New groups

Symmetry

Wednesday

Transformations

Thursday

Quiz

  • group part
  • individual part
Friday

Watch Translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations tutorial (Jordan)

Transformations & congruent shapes

6:

Monday

finish mug wump

Similar shapes

  • mug wump with graph paper (or geoboards)
  • who are the imposters? (Wumps are same shape as Mug)
  • definition of similar, congruent, and scale factors
  • table with scale factors, perimeters, areas
  • Extra practice, Read Chapter 14.5
Wednesday

finish Wumps

Similar shapes

  • discuss Wumps: predict perimeter and area of body of Zug and Bug, predict Yug (with scale factor of 4)
  • relationship between scale factors, perimeter, area, and volume
  • CA 14u: 5 (make up numbers for H, W, L)
  • CA 14v
  • CA 14q: 1, 2
  • Extra practice, Try Chapter 14.5 practice: 1, 2, 3, 4
Thursday

Quiz

  • group part
  • individual part
Friday

Applications with similar triangles

  • discuss exercises
  • similar triangles: 180 degrees in triangle, AA criteria, 180 degrees in a line, vertical angles
  • Extra practice, Read Chapter 14.6; Try Chapter 14.6 practice: 1, 2, 4

7:

Monday

finish similar triangles

Parallel lines

student evaluations

Wednesday

bring technology devices (laptops, tablets, smart phones)

GeoGebra

Thursday

Quiz

  • group part
  • individual part
Friday

Review

Final exam