Origins of the Geometric Universe

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Objective

SWBAT describe points, lines, planes and space; SWBAT create and interpret geometric notation and diagrams involving points, lines and planes

Big Idea

Let's take a look back in time to see how the geometric universe was created...In this lesson, students imagine the undefined terms upon which synthetic geometry is founded.

Activate Prior Knowledge

10 minutes
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Concept Development

20 minutes
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Guided Practice and Check for Understanding

30 minutes
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Independent Practice

In this section of the lesson, students independently create a Geometry Creation Myth to explain how the geometric universe was created. Depending on time constraints, this can be completed in class or at home.