Students will further develop their understanding of
Students will further develop their understanding of plane figures.
a. Understand the meaning of line and rotational
b. Demonstrate understanding of similar plane figures and
the scale factor between them.
b. Interpret and sketch simple scale drawings.
c. Solve problems involving scale drawings.
Students will understand the systems of units for
measuring perimeter, area, and volume. They will also understand how to
measure the volume and surface area of solid figures. Students will
understand the systems of units of measuring (customary and metric) and
measure quantities efficiently.
Students will convert from one unit to another within one system of
measurement (customary or metric) by using proportional relationships.
Students will use appropriate units of measure for finding the
perimeter, area, and volume and express the answer using the appropriate
Students will further develop and apply their
understanding of plane and solid geometrical figures.
Students will use and apply geometric properties
of plane figures. They will understand and critique inductive
and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and
relationships including congruence, similarity, and the
A very interesting thing that I
learned in tonight's class is the term tessellation. Being interested in art, I
find this concept fascinating and possibly a fun way to intertwine geometry and
art for students who struggle with geometry.
I would like to attempt to make
quilts with middle school students in an effort to teach the art of geometry and
the geometry of art.
Another thing that I could do with
this concept is teach the difference between fractals and tessellations. We
could make fractals in class after looking at fractals in nature such as
broccoli, cauliflower, as well as fractal art.