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Geometry

(8 Units, 85 Lessons)

Unit 2 - Dimension and Structure(15 Lessons)

Previewing Dimension and Structure

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students learn what will be expected of them in this unit as they are encouraged to persevere in making sense of a pair of novel problems.

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36 Resources

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Unto the 4th Dimension

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Understanding precise definitions of geometric figures begins with the concept of dimension. This engaging re-telling of a classic tale gets us started.

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18 Resources

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New Directions

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:What are geometric figures made of? What is a plane? Students explore how shapes and dimensions can be generated by moving objects in different ways.

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23 Resources

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Angle Management

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Using constructions to understand the structure of an angle and to model the operation of a navigator's position-finder.

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40 Resources

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Triangle Construction Site

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students construct triangles from different sets of parts--and learn to view triangles with an eye to their structure.

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35 Resources

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Diagonal Daze

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students analyze the structure of polygons and learn how this structure can be used to represent a real-world phenomenon. Will Facebook make our brains grow larger?

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33 Resources

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Platonic Relationships

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students analyze the structure of polyhedra and discover something unexpected that they have in common: f + v - e = 2.

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39 Resources

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Reviewing Structure

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students review homework and assess their progress. How much have we learned?

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25 Resources

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Flatland Encounters

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Dipping solids in water to simulate the intersection of a solid with a plane. What part of Spherious is "in" Flatland right now?

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29 Resources

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Intersection Derby

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Using physical models to investigate the meaning of an intersection, students see that it can be more than just a point.

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26 Resources

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Mission Impossible

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Your mission, should you choose to accept it: How many pieces of linguini can pass through two points at the same time?

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24 Resources

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Intersection Logic

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Using conjectures about intersections to justify a claim: students find the right argument to make their case.

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28 Resources

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Cutting Planes

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Breaking down the cross-section of a solid: What is the intersection of the cutting plane with this edge? With this face?

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22 Resources

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Reviewing Intersections

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students review homework and complete their learning portfolios for the unit. How much have we learned?

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26 Resources

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Dimension & Structure Unit Quiz

Geometry

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Dimension and Structure

Big Idea:Students show what they have learned: from vocabulary and basic skills to describing the intersection of a complex figure with a plane.

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18 Resources

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