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 activity
  • Zuekei puzzles (connect dots to find indicated shape)
  • review properties of shapes & notation for congruent sides, congruent angles, parallel lines
Tuesday

CA 10t

Shape introduction and classification

  • 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

Shapes

  • concept map or Venn diagrams 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

Measurement: Lengths

  • what is measurement? (angles, length, area, volume)
  • rulers (CA 11c)
  • review Pythagorean theorem
  • what do square inches mean? (CA 11b)
  • conversions (CA 11h: 1ab, 2)
  • extra practice
    • Read Chapter 11.1
    • Chapter 11.2 practice exercises: 2
    • CA 11g; CA 11J

2:

Monday

CA 11G

Area

Tuesday

attempt challenge problems through #4

Area

  • continue challenge problems
  • extra practice
    • Chapter 12.2 practice exercises: 1, 2, 3
    • Chapter 12.3 practice exercises: 3
    • CA 12g
Thursday

Try Area Maze

Quiz

Friday

No class (Math Retreat)

3:

Monday

cut out nets (in D2L > Content)

Polyhedra and surface area

Tuesday

next two problems on surface area challenge problems

Polyhedra surface area

Thursday

surface area answers

Quiz

Friday

Polyhedra volume

4:

Monday

Polyhedra volume

Tuesday

volume answers

Review

  • clean out folders
  • review topics
  • team challenge (as time permits)
Thursday

Exam 1

  • approved calculators allowed
  • one pages notes (1-sided, handwritten)
  • manipulatives, e.g., nets (that are cut out)
Friday

Discuss exam

5:

Monday

New groups

Symmetry

Tuesday

Transformations and congruent shapes

Thursday

Key lock puzzle

Quiz

Friday

Similar shapes

6:

Monday

Similar shapes

Tuesday

Applications of similar triangles

Thursday

No class
(Wisconsin Mathematics Council annual meeting)

Friday

Quiz

7:

Monday

Parallel lines

Tuesday

Chasing angles

Thursday

Quiz

Friday

Review

Final exam