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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 edmodo.com.
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):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Technology Resources Needed:
Digital camera or camcorder, computer with access to Edmodo.com, MovieMaker, Photo Story or PowerPoint, and LCD Projector.
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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