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6 - 8 Math - Geometry 1

6 - 8 Math - Geometry 1

  • Go Fly a Kite
    • You are a kite designer who has been asked to optimize a new kite design. Students will explore concepts related to distances and measurements of polygons and triangles. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating kites of different shapes and sizes and measuring angles and distances to determine the best proportions to optimize their kite.
  • Geo Boxing
    • You are a Purchasing Manager looking for new ways to repackage your items while making them more eco-friendly and cost effective. Students will explore concepts related to shapes and measurement of three dimensional figures, including volume and surface area. Students will demonstrate their understanding by using ratios, proportions, and equations to package different shapes.

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"I was trained in PBL when I moved to Winston Salem, NC, and I have been using it in my classroom ever since. It is an excellent way to foster critical thinking. Teaching students to problem-solve provides them with essential 21st century skills." - Denise Brodeur