Geometry Planning Guide

Click here to access and comment on the Geometry Planning guide Units: Constructions Congruence Transformations & Similarity Right triangles & Coordinate Proof Applied Trigonometry & Solids Circles In the spirit of Geoff Krall's Problem Based Curriculum Maps, I attempted to organize my geometry curriculum and learning targets along with associated activities, tasks & lessons. In order … Continue reading Geometry Planning Guide

Sprinkler System Design

After determining how to write the equations of circles through the Shell Center activity: Equations of Circles 1, my students needed to practice using equations of circles. I decided to find my high school on Google Maps and make a screenshot. I then imported the screenshot into Desmos and adjusted the size of the image … Continue reading Sprinkler System Design

Days 157, 158, 159, 160: Rolling Cups

I assigned this as a final project for my geometry classes. I wanted to see (and I wanted students to see) how well they could apply their mathematical skills to real world applications. I struggle with being less helpful, while keeping students from giving up, so i really studied all of the suggested questions that … Continue reading Days 157, 158, 159, 160: Rolling Cups

Day 148 & 149: Four fours

I'm surprised how much students struggle with four fours. I think I should do this earlier in the school year next year so that they can practice many the standards of math practice in an environment where they are more familiar with the basic math skills required. Additionally, I should add a part 2 where … Continue reading Day 148 & 149: Four fours

Day 138: Finishing golf ala Fawn

Since everyone had such a hard time last class, we started by watching this from 0:23 to 0:55 over and over and over. There was productive discussion. It helped. I will start with this and a discussion next time, maybe...I am struggling finding the balance of "helping" that results in productive struggle. In some classes … Continue reading Day 138: Finishing golf ala Fawn

Day 137: Application of Similar Triangles

Since Fawn's similar triangle lesson was so beautifully written here, I pretty much printed out her blog post and ran the class verbatim. I quickly realized that my students are not as enthusiastic problems solvers as Fawn's and it's because I don't let them struggle enough. I'm working on it. They struggle a little, but … Continue reading Day 137: Application of Similar Triangles

Day 128: finishing Spiky door

I loved this project. it went better then expected. Students worked hard and learned the difference between slant height & height while reinforcing volume and spacial reasoning.