Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler
Geometry
85 Lessons
Highland High
Ault, CO
Student Environment:
Rural
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Welcome to Geometry!
 
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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Preview and Goal-Setting
 
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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Mystery of the Nazca Lines
 
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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Cell Phone Towers
 
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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Cell Phone 9-1-1
 
Big Idea: Using circles to represent information about the position of an object. I know where your cell phone is located!
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Submarine Smart Phone
 
Big Idea: Using lines to represent information about the position of an object. I know where your cell phone fell into the water!
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Reviewing Geometric Models
 
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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Introduction to Constructions
 
Big Idea: Students learn correct technique with straight-edge and compass... and learn that these tools can do more than they thought!
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Going Halvesies
 
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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Inventory Testing
 
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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Flexing Our Bisectors
 
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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Finding Your Center
 
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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Reviewing Constructions
 
Big Idea: Students review homework and complete their learning portfolios for the unit. How much have we learned?
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Models & Constructions Unit Quiz
 
Big Idea: Students show what they have learned: from vocabulary and basic skills to an application in an unfamiliar context.
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