ALEX Lesson Plan


The Geometry Around Us

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Author:Zachary Feldman
System: Shelby County
School: Oak Mountain High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 32420


The Geometry Around Us


This is an introduction to geometry with a technology-based project in which students will go out looking for geometric shapes in the world around them.  Students will capture pictures or video of the objects they find using a digital camera/camcorder and put all of them together into a multimedia presentation.  The students will then upload their projects to

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
6. Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including image, video, and audio editing.
MA2015 (9-12) Geometry
39. Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).* [G-MG1]

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to describe geometrical objects seen in nature.

Students will present evidence by creation of a multimedia presentation.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Handouts needed


  • The Geometry Around Us Instructions

  • The Geometry Around Us Grading Rubric

  • The Geometric Shapes to Define and Find

Technology Resources Needed:

Digital camera or camcorder, computer with access to, MovieMaker, Photo Story or PowerPoint, and LCD Projector.



  • Students need to have a basic understanding of how to use MovieMaker, Photo Story, or PowerPoint.

  • Students need to be able to upload pictures from a digital camera to the computer.

  • Students need to make a profile on and input the class code.


  • Teacher must print out a copy of the rubric for how the project will be graded.

  • Teacher must print a copy of the geometric shapes the students will be searching for.

  • Teacher must register the class on
  • Watch the video on geometric shapes.
  • Assign groups of 4 students.
  • Pass out and go over the instructions and grading rubric for the assignment.
  • Students will define and capture pictures or video of the geometric shapes on the sheet in the world around them.
  • Students make a PowerPoint, Photo Story or MovieMaker presentation using the pictures or videos they have made and definition they have found.
  • Students submit their project to the teacher on Edmodo.
  • Student will turn in a review of the other member of your group based off of their contribution to the project.

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Assessment Strategies

Project will be graded on The Geometry Around Us Grading rubric.


For extension, students can research “The Golden Ratio” and find examples of it in nature to do in their project.


For students who need extra preparation, they can go through the list of shapes on the sheet defining what each is and drawing a picture of each.

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