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.

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.
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.