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ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5), Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Geometry in Dance
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/5c8b17ce-1b19-4e43-a91c-02cbb6f79310/geometry-in-dance/
Description:

In this lesson, students observe symmetry, geometric shapes, and angles in two Early American dances, and then choreograph their own dance with symmetrical figures. Three options are provided in this lesson depending on the time in class.  In all three options, students will observe symmetry in dance.

Subject: Arts Education (2 - 3), Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: Dancing Shape Attributes
URL: https://artsintegration.com/2016/05/17/dancing-shape-attributes-steam-lesson/
Description:

Students will identify known shapes and describe their properties. They will create the shape with their body.  As a group, they will create a shape with all members. They will change groups and create another shape.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to identify common types of quadrilaterals using their characteristics. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the quadrilaterals taught during the interactive is available to be printed. There is a karaoke song with printable lyrics that will help students learn and review the types of quadrilaterals. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Hexagons
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.geometry.pla.hexagons/hexagons/
Description:

The CyberSquad must build a path to cross a stream of hot lava. They find a pile of triangle-shaped tiles which float in the lava and don't melt. Unfortunately, they run out of triangle tiles when they are only halfway across the stream of lava and must figure out what other tiles they can use to complete the path.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Triangles
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.geometry.pla.triangles/triangles/
Description:

The CyberSquad must build a path to cross a stream of hot lava. They find a pile of triangle-shaped tiles which float in the lava and don’t melt. They work together to try to figure out how to create a path made of the triangle tiles that has no gaps and no overlaps.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Squares
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.geometry.pla.squares/squares/
Description:

The CyberSquad must build a raft to cross a river. The first raft they build floats, but there are gaps between the pieces of the raft that allow biting piranhas to jump through the holes. The CyberSquad uses their knowledge of tessellations to build a second raft out of squares that has no gaps or overlaps.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 6