# Geometry

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```					  A WebQuest by Patty Mordas

Click on a shape to begin !
Introduction       Process

Conclusion
Introduction
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is everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you are in the
classroom, at your house or on a helicopter ride high above a city,
geometry is all around you! You can see it in artwork, architecture,
looking at the furniture in your bedroom, and in the frames of new
homes. As a young toddler, possibly between the ages of 1-2, you
began to classify shapes by placing them into the slots they fit into in
a common toddler toy.

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As you can clearly see, geometry has been part of your life for a long
time now and learning more about geometry will benefit each of you
for years to come!
Task I Create a Geometry Vocabulary Encyclopedia

Task II Create a table to compare polygons

Task III Explore the Geometry Section of Math Playground

Task IV Explore Area and Perimeter

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Process 1
Define and illustrate the following geometry terms. Create a digital encyclopedia
utilizing PhotoStory or PowerPoint to accomplish this task. (Extra Credit will
be given to students that create their own illustrations. If not be sure to include
the URL for any pictures that you copy from the Internet). Separate the
encyclopedia into sections: Angle and Line Relationships, Triangles,
Quadrilaterals, and Basic Geometric Ideas. You will present your final copy to
the class with your partner (see Evaluation for scoring information) The list of
terms is below. A link to Dictionary.com where the definitions can be found are
located below. You may also find the definitions in the glossary of your math
textbook.

List of Terms

Dictionary.com    (Be sure your definitions coincide with mathematical terms!)

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Geometry Terms
Angle and Line Relationship Terms                       Quadrilaterals

right angle            intersecting lines    quadrilateral      rhombus
acute angle            perpendicular lines   parallelogram      square
obtuse angle           parallel lines        trapezoid          diagonal
straight angle                               rectangle

Triangles                        Basic Geometric Terms

sides                     angles         point            open figure
equilateral triangle       right triangle    endpoint         closed figure
isosceles triangle         acute             line             polygon
scalene triangle           obtuse            line segment     sides
ray              vertex
plane            regular polygon
congruent
Process 2

Create a table that has 4 rows and 9 columns using Microsoft Word or
Microsoft PowerPoint or other software that allows you to create
tables and draw/insert illustrations. In your table you are to show
examples of regular and irregular polygons that have the following
sides and angles; 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,and 10. Be sure to name each
when you are finished. See below for a sample table:

Shape      Triangle

Sides
and          3       4        5        6         7        8         9       10
Angles

Regular
Polygon

Irregular
Polygon

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Process 3
After our lesson on naming and measuring angles click on the link to the
Math Playground to practice estimating the measure of angles.

Here is the link: http://www.mathplayground.com/ . Scroll down to the
bottom of the page and click on “Geometry Playground”. Play the
“Estimate the Angles” activity. Please try other geometry activities
including Geometry Lesson, Matching Game, Find the Area, Find the
Perimeter, Reflections and Symmetry, Logo, Cuisenaire Rods, and
Tangrams.

As you can surely               , learning can be a lot of fun!

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Process 4
Area and Perimeter
You should have already reviewed area and perimeter at the Math
Playground. Now I want you to explore it on the National Library of
Virtual Manipulatives website. You will complete this activity under my
instructions for you to follow. Thank you in advance for your
directions.

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_172_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities

If time permits go to the NCTM Illuminations website to try one last
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=21
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Process 5
Landscape Project
This is where you get to utilize all of the geometry skills you have
learned since you were very young. Click on the link to print a
list of what your landscape must include:
Landscape Worksheet
Then, print out a list of the properties of each of the polygons that
the directions.
List of Properties –Print this also
Sample Picture of Landscape Project

Sample List of Polygons and Data
Names:

List of Polygons and Data

Polygon     Dimensions     Perimeter            Area   Degrees
House
Garage
Tree Beds
Exterior
Playground
Merry-go-round
See-saw
Slide
Trampoline
Deck
Pool
Garden #1
Garden #2
Garden #3
Polygon Properties for Landscape Project

House-Must have 2 pairs of congruent sides   Deck-must have only 1 pair of parallel sides
and 4 right angles

Garage-Must have 4 congruent sides and 4     Pool-must be an irregular polygon
congruent angles

Tree Beds-Must be 2 congruent figures        Garden 1- must be a right isosceles triangle

Playground Exterior-Free choice              Garden 2-must be an equilateral/acute triangle

Playground Equipment-must have at least 3    Garden 3-must be an obtuse/scalene triangle
regular polygons
Landscape Project-Unfinished Sample

40’                                 20’
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Pool
Playground
40’

40’
Polygons Included:
House-rectangle
Garage-rhombus                             House                  30’
Pool-parallelogram
20’
Playground-square
50’                           Garage
Trees-congruent pentagons

Trees
trees            Trees
trees                       20'
Landscape Sample List of Polygons and Data

Polygon          Dimensions     Perimeter     Area       Degrees
House      Parallelogram         50’x30’      160 feet    1,500sq ft     360
Garage        Rhombus             20’x20’       80 feet    400 sq ft      360
Tree Beds      Pentagon          4’ Each side    20 feet     xxxxxx        540
Exterior
Playground
Merry-go-
round
See-saw

Slide
Trampoline
Deck
Pool
Garden #1    Right/isosceles
triangle
Garden #2    Equilateral/acute
triangle
Garden #3    Obtuse/scalene
triangle
Evaluation-Geometry Vocabulary Encyclopedia

4                    3                    2                    1                     Total

Has all 33          Has 23-32            Has 13-22           Has 12 or less
Definitions        appropriate          appropriate          appropriate          appropriate
definitions          definitions          definitions          definitions

All 33 pictures     23-32 match the      12-22 match the      12 or less match
Pictures &         match the          definitions and      definitions and      the definitions
Illustrations     definitions and       all URL’s are        all URL’s are        and all URL’s
all URL’s are            present              present           are present
present

Lasts for at least   Lasts for at least   Lasts for at least   Lasts for at least
10 minutes,           7 minutes,           5 minutes,           7 minutes,
Presentation       presenters           presenters           presenters           presenters
speak clearly        speak clearly        speak clearly        speak clearly
word for word        word for word        word for word        word for word

Partners worked      Partners worked      Partners worked      Partners did not
Cooperation      well together at      well together         well together         work well
all times        most of the time     some of the time      together at all
Evaluation-Tasks II, III, IV and V

4                  3                  2                  1           Total

Table to      Will be passed     Will be passed     Will be passed     Will be passed
Polygons         separately         separately         separately         separately

Explore Math    Partners worked    Partners worked    Partners worked    Partners did not
Playground and   well together at    well together       well together       work well
Area and          all times      most of the time   some of the time    together at all
Perimeter
Both parts will    Both parts will    Both parts will   Both parts will
Landscape       be passed in       be passed in       be passed in      be passed in
separately         separately         separately        separately
Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed our study of geometry.
One of my goals for this unit was to not only
utilize technology in our study but also to show
you that what we learn in our math classes is
useful to our everyday lives. I hope you will go
can be when you need to figure out how much
bark mulch you will need for your new
playground. You may even be able to show
them some creative ways to set up their
gardens………………..

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