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					                      Lorrie Lanterman                                 Formal Lesson Plan                                        April 10, 2006
                                                      MATH LESSON PLAN with TANGRAMS
LP#: 3     Date: April 10, 2006          Teacher: Lorrie Lanterman                  Student: Mrs. Legleiter’s 4th grade class    Age: 8-9      Grade: 4th

NUMBER AND COMPUTATION                   1:     The student uses numerical and computational concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
ALGEBRA                                  2:     The student uses algebraic concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
GEOMETRY                                 3:     The student uses geometric concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
DATA                                     4:     The student uses concepts and procedures of data analysis in a variety of situations.

GOAL: Students will improve their understanding of geometric shapes and the language related to geometry.


STATE                   BENCHMARK               INDICATOR              OBJECTIVE            ACTIVITIES/TIME               ASSESSMENTS         ADAPTATIONS
STANDARD
Standard 3:             Benchmark 1:            4: recognizes and      Students will        Teacher Background            Students must       Students will
Geometry - The          Geometric Figures       describes the          identify geometric   Students have studied         complete the        work in
student uses            and Their               square, triangle,      shapes (square,      geometric shapes, angles,     assessment with     cooperative
geometric concepts      Properties – the        rhombus, hexagon,      triangle,            and spatial awareness in      85% accuracy in     groups of two (or
and procedures in a     student recognizes      parallelogram, and     parallelogram) as    relation to these subjects.   order to achieve    three) to
variety of              geometric shapes        trapezoid from a       well as the show     Pre Assessment                mastery.            complete
situations.             and investigates        pattern block set.     understanding of     Vocabulary                                        activities.
                        their properties                               related vocabulary   Tangram – specific            Students will
                        including the use of    5: recognizes          (parallel,           shapes that are used to       complete graphic    Students will be
                        concrete objects in a   squares, rectangles,   perpendicular,       make new shapes               organizer with      given extra time
                        variety of              rhombi,                vertices) with 85%   Perpendicular – two lines     85% accuracy.       to work with
                        situations.             parallelograms,        accuracy.            are p. if they meet at a                          tangrams in
                                                trapezoids as                               right angle                   Students will use   order to produce
                                                special                                     Parallel – lines that never   correct             the desired
                                                quadrilaterals;                             intersect                     vocabulary          result.
                                                points, lines                               Vertices – location where     during class
                                                (intersecting,                              two or more lines meet        discussion.         Students will be
                                                parallel,                                   Parallelogram – 2 pairs of                        given templates
                                                perpendicular), line                        opposites sides that are                          to help them
                                                segments, and rays.                         parallel                                          create the story
                                                                                            Triangle - a polygon with                         characters.
                                                                                            3 vertices and 3 sides,
                                                                                            which are straight-line                           The teacher will
                                                                                            segments                                          wear an assistive
                                                                                            Square - quadrilateral                            device for the
                                                                                            with sides of equal length                        hearing
                                                                                            that are positioned at                            impaired.
                   Lorrie Lanterman                            Formal Lesson Plan                                   April 10, 2006
                                                                                     right angles to each other
                                                                                     Introduction
                                                                                     Read History of
                                                                                     Tangrams (Fill out
                                                                                     graphic organizer as I
                                                                                     read.)
                                                                                     Hand out Tangram
                                                                                     templates and tangrams.
                                                                                     How many shapes are in
                                                                                     a tangram? (3) What are
                                                                                     they? (Square, triangle,
                                                                                     parallelogram) How
                                                                                     many pieces? (7)
                                                                                     Activity
                                                                                     Read Grandfather Tang’s
                                                                                     Story: A Tale Told With
                                                                                     Tangrams by Ann
                                                                                     Tompert.
                                                                                     Reteach
                                                                                     (Personal computer
                                                                                     activity) Complete
                                                                                     graphic organizer as you
                                                                                     work. Students will
                                                                                     practice using tangrams
                                                                                     to create different shapes
                                                                                     and characters at the
                                                                                     following website.
                                                                                     http://pbskids.org/sagwa/ga
                                                                                     mes/tangrams/index.html
                                                                                     Encrichment
                                                                                     Students will use
                                                                                     tangrams to create a
                                                                                     character. Then they will
                                                                                     use this character to tell a
                                                                                     short made up story.
                                                                                     Post Assessment

LITERATURE/MATERIALS: Grandfather Tang’s Story: A Tale Told With Tangrams; Tangram templates; tangrams; pre/post assessment

TECHNOLOGY : Computers; overhead; assistive hearing device; http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/tangrams/index.html
Lorrie Lanterman   Formal Lesson Plan   April 10, 2006
Lorrie Lanterman                                 Formal Lesson Plan                                     April 10, 2006

                                                  Pre/Post Assessment

1)
           Draw a quadrilateral with sides of equal length that are positioned at right angles to each other.




     2) Draw one set of parallel lines and one set of perpendicular lines. Label each drawing as parallel or
        perpendicular.




     3) Lines are PERPENDICULAR when...




     4) TANGRAMS are...




     5) Lines are PARALLEL when




     6) VERTICES are...




     7) TANGRAMS can be used to tell stories.
        a) True
           b) False

Match the term on the right with the definition on the left.

      8)               a polygon with 3 vertices and 3 sides, which are    a. Square
                      straight-line segments                               b. Parallelogram
      9)               quadrilateral with sides of equal length that are   c. Triangle
                      positioned at right angles to each other
     10)              2 pairs of opposites sides that are parallel
Lorrie Lanterman               Formal Lesson Plan                              April 10, 2006

                         My Tangram Chart

   1.         What is a tangram?


   2.        How many pieces are in a tangram?


   3.        What three shapes are in a tangram?



          Shape               How many ways can I flip   How many ways can I turn
                              it?                        it?

				
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