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Author: Kay Fransioli
System: Tuscaloosa County
School: Flatwoods Elementary School
General Lesson Information
Lesson Plan ID:
17023
Title:
ABC's of Geometry
Overview/Annotation:
During this lesson students explore the world of geometry on the Internet. Students create their own list of terms by navigating geometry sites. Students also reinforce what they have learned using interactive Internet sites.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (35) 2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
Identifying digital file types TC2 (35) 3. Identify common hardware and software problems.
Determining basic troubleshooting strategies to correct hardware and software
problems TC2 (35) 8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries
Using technology tools to organize information
Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies Example: keyword search
Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias,
accuracy, and source credibility MA2015 (3) 24. Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. [3G1]
ELA2015 (4) 43. Acquire and use accurately gradeappropriate general academic and domainspecific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered ) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation). [L.4.6]
Local/National Standards:
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will locate information on Internet sites. Students will create a list of geometry terms with definitions.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Preparation Information
Total Duration:
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, printer, ABCs of Geometry worksheet (see attached)
Background/Preparation:
Students will need some basic understanding of geometric terms and vocabulary. The teacher will need to copy the attached worksheet file to each of the computers the students will be using.
Procedures/Activities:
1.)Begin the lesson by asking students to describe what they know about geometry. Then read the story Sir Cumference and the First Round Table .
2.)After reading the story, discuss the geometric terms used in the book. Inform students that they are going to create an ABC geometry term sheet by using terms they know and new terms they find on the Internet. Before allowing students to begin, visit the following sites to help students learn more about geometry.
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Geometry )
This site shows different types of geometric shapes.
3.)Website:
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Math )
This site has a few presentations about geometry that teachers can use when teaching geometry.
4.)When the review is complete, have students open the attached worksheet document on their computers. Then allow them time to search the sites below for terms for each letter of the alphabet. Students will type the terms and definitions into the worksheet document.
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Visual Geometry Dictionary )
This site is a dictionary of illustrated math terms.
5.)Website:
(
Geometry )
This is a site of geometric terms.
7.)When students have completed the assignment, ask students to print the worksheet. Then allow them time to explore the geometry games from the websites below.
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Geometry Workbench )
This site allows students to create geometric shapes. Click PLAY to begin.
8.)Website:
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Geometry Terms )
This site tests students knowledge of geometry terms.
Attachments: **Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download.
Assessment
Assessment Strategies
The teacher will check students' geometric terms for accuracy.
Acceleration:
As an extension, the students can read Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure . Students could use MS Paint software to illustrate the terms in their geometry dictionaries.
Intervention: