March 17, 2019

March Break Update

Welcome back from March Break! I hope everyone is refreshed and ready to be back at school. We are now in the home stretch of the year.

Updates: In math we will now focus on 2D Geometry. Take a look below to see areas we will be focusing on. Students are encouraged to continue to practise their math skills using Mathletics and the weekly homework games.


(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.


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.
GOAL: I can classifying and draw views of a variety of 3D shapes. 

  • 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
  • build three-dimensional models using connecting cubes, given isometric sketches or different views (i.e., top, side, front) of the structure
  • sketch, using a variety of tools (e.g., isometric dot paper, dynamic geometry software), isometric perspectives and different views (i.e., top, side, front) of three-dimensional figures built with interlocking cubes.