As I’ve mentioned before, my school operates on Hexters (sixths of a school year). The best part is that we get a day to plan & grade at the end of each hexter, which gives me a chance to plan out the next 6 weeks of learning targets, and roughly outline the sequence of instruction. On tap for next hexter is finishing up triangle proofs using Proof Blocks, polygon properties & quadrilaterals, and transformations. I am hoping to include this modification of proof blocks by Tina C, A kick ass intro to polygon angles from Kate Nowak. I plan to introduce transformations by using Mathalicious’ “Face Off”, then we will spend a few days working on transformations concept development based on this lesson by the Math Assessment Project. I will create an Interactive Student Notes page based on this awesomeness.
I need to decide on a project for this hexter. I am considering giving students a choice. My current ideas are:
- perplexing parallelograms
- Pick’s Theorem here or NCTM’s or a combination of both?
- Vi Hart’s stars with activity in Discovering Geometry
I’d love suggestions in the comments!
I’m also excited to participate in an hour of code in December. I am hoping to teach a programming class next semester, because I know how much this would benefit students at my school, although I haven’t written an program in about 20 years..I’ll be forced to get good at this if I have to teach it – right? I am just a glutton for punishment, but hey! It would be a great way to force students who need an extra math credit to practice the Standards of Mathematical Practice.
Here’s the student Learning target progress tracking sheet: