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Geometry is about understanding the spatial world in which we live- thinking about how things look,
how they are arranged,
where they are,
and how they move.
Where can your students find Geometry at work in the real world?

Let's work together to help students find common connections across their experiences and cultures.

      • Choose whether Level 1 or Level 2 best meets your needs and schedule.

Guidelines for CHALLENGE 2:


Level 1
It's Easy. Find an example of geometry in the real world and take a photo of it. Post it in our Geometry Gallery VoiceThread for others to see all the different places geometry is used.
Use the pen feature to highlight the geometry you found in the real world.

View the Gallery and have your students post their observations and thoughts.

Level 2
For the GEOMETRY CHALLENGE, students will work to
CREATE A COLLABORATIVE DRAWING.
  • · To develop a sense of community, CHALLENGE 2 focuses on the strand of Geometry.
  • · Teachers may choose to have students work individually, in a group, or as a whole class.
  • · Students (partners, class) will have their own individual wiki page for posting their EXAMPLE and PROBLEMS for others to explore.
  • · One partner will draw a part of one design, with the second partner building on the drawing of the first partner, continuing through three rounds.

  • · TEACHERS: The drawing can focus on the students’ exploration of many different geometry concepts. Identify the ideas you wish your students to develop and then guide them to use those ideas to frame the brainstorming and selection of an idea for their collaborative drawing.


Possible Concepts to Develop
  • Shapes, Lines, & Angles
  • Symmetry
  • Rotations – flips, slides, turns
  • Congruent and Similar
  • Tessellations
  • 2D and 3D
  • Cartesian Coordinates


What will students do?

Partners will begin by using their wiki page to brainstorm a list of ideas (framed by the geometry concepts selected) to draw and will come to an agreement on the one idea that they will use for their collaborative drawing.

Partners will work through three rounds of partner drawing and end with a final reflection.

ROUND 1:
Partner 1 will begin a drawing and post it for their partner to see.
Partner 2 will use the Peer Collaboration Technique to review their Partner’s drawing.
Partner 2 will then add their ideas to the drawing.

ROUND 2:
Partner 1 will use the Peer Collaboration Technique to review their Partner’s drawing.
Partner 1 will then add their ideas to the drawing.

ROUND 3:
Partner 2 will use the Peer Collaboration Technique to review their Partner’s drawing.
Partner 2 will then add their ideas to the drawing.



Suggested Timeline

Week of March 2 - Round 1
Week of March 9 - Round 2
Week of March 16 - Round 3
Week of March 23 - Final Reflection