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6 - 8 Math - Geometry 5

6 - 8 Math - Geometry 5

  • Not In My Backyard
    • You are a member of a family who is building a new pool in your backyard. Students will explore concepts related to area and perimeter, and the Pythagorean Theorem and its application to a variety of shapes. Students will demonstrate their understanding by presenting their drawing to the contractor showing pool dimensions to scale, including volume.
  • Shop ‘til You Drop
    • You are an architect presenting a bid proposal for a new mall. Students will explore concepts related to the relationship between two-dimensional congruent figures, lines, segments, and angles, movement of two-dimensional figures on the coordinate plane, and multiple formulas for volume. Students will demonstrate their understanding by using area, perimeter, scale, and measurement to design the new mall.
  • These Old Houses
    • You are a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity building new houses. Students will explore concepts related to using physical models, lines, segments, and angles to understand congruent two-dimensional figures, describing the movement of figures on a coordinate plane, and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will demonstrate their understanding by designing the shape of the interior and exterior of the house and determining the cost of materials.

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