Geometry: Planning the last 6 weeks

The last six weeks of geometry will focus on similarity, dilatation, indirect measurement, similarity transformation proofs, and circles: We will start with a review of real world ratio and proportion practice, interactive notes page & review, possible including activities such as New York Minute (NCTM Illuminations). We will then head into applying the properties of proportion … Continue reading Geometry: Planning the last 6 weeks

I want more time!!! Surface area & volume projects galore!

There are too many projects that I want to incorporate for teaching surface area and volume. I'm not sure yet how to pick and choose and adapt to best meet my students needs. Please share other good projects in the comments! I am writing this blog post as a way to list options for future … Continue reading I want more time!!! Surface area & volume projects galore!

Planning the next six weeks of Geometry

I really struggled planning the next six weeks of the school year for geometry. Although I hate it, the big fat state testing happens mid March. Probability & statistics is addressed heavily, and since my students have not seen it much, and it is important, and it is included in our states adoption of the … Continue reading Planning the next six weeks of Geometry

Planing Hexter 4 (or the first 6 weeks of 2nd semester), or, Hey! Kate Nowak, this is why blogging kicks ass!

Waayyy too much time and thought went into this! I have to remind myself that teaching & covering are not the same and that I have to let some things go in order to tech other content well. I'm just not going to do Law of Sines & Law of Cosines in geometry. It isn't … Continue reading Planing Hexter 4 (or the first 6 weeks of 2nd semester), or, Hey! Kate Nowak, this is why blogging kicks ass!

Day 75: Summing up Transformations

I forgot to take pics of our notes today, so hopefully I'll remember to add some later. I focused on students practicing the formula notation for translations, rotation & refection. Next year I think I will re sequence this unit to start with Mathalicious' Face Off, then notes & practice on symmetry & reflections. Then, … Continue reading Day 75: Summing up Transformations