Geometry(8 Units, 85 Lessons)
Big Idea: What are we gonna learn this year? A team brain-storming activity helps students grasp the scope of geometry and gets them started sharing their ideas on the very first day.
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Big Idea: Students learn what will be expected of them in this course as they are encouraged to persevere in making sense of a pair of novel problems.
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Big Idea: How did an ancient culture create drawings so large they can only be seen from the air? By understanding the properties of geometric objects, of course!
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Big Idea: What geo-locations lurk in our hearts? Your cell phone knows! Students analyze the region from which a call was made and discover a property of bisectors.
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Big Idea: We have applied the properties of these objects in modeling situations. Now, what have we learned by "doing geometry"?
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Big Idea: What are the properties of a bisector? Students see for themselves--and find that a compass is an efficient instrument for comparing distances.
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Big Idea: Assessments are a part of schooling. Let's plan an inventory test early so that we can see where students are and guide them to get extra help if needed.
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Big Idea: What are the properties of a bisector? Students see for themselves--and learn the advantages of dynamic geometry software.
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Big Idea: If we know two points where a Wi-Fi signal has the same strength, can we find the hotspot? Not yet, but we can model the possible locations.
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Big Idea: Students show what they have learned: from vocabulary and basic skills to an application in an unfamiliar context.
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