November 19, 2017

2D Geometry Focus

ANGLES AND SHAPES

BIG IDEAS:

(taken from “Big Ideas by Dr. Small”):
  • Some attributes of shapes are quantitative, others are qualitative.
  • Geometric shapes can be classified and sorted according to attributes.
  • The measurement of an angle is defined by how much one arm turns around a vertex relative to the other arm.

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS:

GOAL: I can classify angles and construct them up to 90°
GOAL: I can classify triangles and other polygons based on both angles and side lengths.
GOAL: I can construct a triangle and other polygons based on specified criteria.

CURRICULUM EXPECTATIONS:

  • sort and classify quadrilaterals by geometric properties related to symmetry, angles, and sides, through investigation using a variety of tools (e.g., geoboard, dynamic geometry software) and strategies (e.g., using charts, using Venn diagrams);
  • sort polygons according to the number of lines of symmetry and the order of rotational symmetry, through investigation using a variety of tools (e.g., tracing paper, dynamic geometry software, Mira)
  • measure and construct angles up to 180° using a protractor, and classify them as acute, right, obtuse, or straight angles;
  • construct polygons using a variety of tools, given angle and side measurements

November 12, 2017

Update

I would like to thank all parents who made it out to parent-teacher interviews. It is great to touch base and discuss your child's strengths and next steps.

We have a busy week ahead of us! This coming Wednesday, a group of grade 6 students have been selected to attend this year's WeDay at Canadian Tire Centre. This was a tough decision from Mrs. Walton and myself since there were so many amazing submissions. If we could take all of you we WOULD! Those students who will remain at school will have the opportunity to watch WeDay Live at school with the other grade 6 students.

This week in math we continue to work on patterns. Students are need some extra practice at extending patterns based on given rules. Please review with your child. Always great to try some extra practice in my earlier posts on patterning. You will find some links to games and videos. This week we are going to wrap patterning up with a focus on graphing patterns, and extending tables of values.



In language, we continue to read our novels and answer comprehension questions. Our topic of focus this month has been on Remembrance Day- war, holocausts, WWI, WWII. Students continue to make connections as they are reading to texts, the world, and themselves. Students are encouraged to continue to practice this at home while reading independently.

Some snapshots from last week, students in my class were responsible for the Remembrance
day ceremony, take a look at some of the posts, as well as the poem and video created by Azriel in our class.