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Overview:
This was created to introduce my adult students to the accessibility of Geometry and Measurement in the world around them. It can serve as a 1-day activity, or be split into several days. It was followed by a series of more in-depth lessons on shapes, angles, perimeter, area, and volume. Introducing each activity and stopping to discuss after each activity is necessary to helping students process the new information, encourage their latent knowledge, and reassure their uncertainties. Pair or group work is helpful, not only in encouraging weaker students to participate, but in creating greater group cohesion for more effective learning in the new unit.

Tools used: rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, measuring tape, string w/2 pencils to create circles; styrofoam meat trays, cardboard and scissors to create 2-d shapes; calculators
Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Adult Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Date Added:
04/25/2014
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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Sue Plummer
on Apr 29, 12:58pm Evaluation

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1: Strong (2)

This activity does not get into hexagons.

Sue Plummer
on Apr 29, 12:58pm Evaluation

CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.2: Strong (2)

Students were allowed to choose which unit was most appropriate for measure.

Sue Plummer
on Apr 29, 12:58pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Not Applicable (N/A)

This activity is dependent on the presence of an instructor to prompt the activities and facilitate discussion.

Sue Plummer
on Apr 29, 12:58pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Not Applicable (N/A)

This is an activity meant to introduce geometric and measurement concepts. It is intended to be followed up by more in-depth lessons that will follow this initial discover with deeper discover, explicit instruction and assessment.

Sue Plummer
on Apr 29, 12:58pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Superior (3)

This must be facilitated by discussion and verbalization (oral followed by written) with students.

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Degree of Alignment2.7 (1 user)
Quality of Explanation of the Subject MatterN/A
Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching1 (1 user)
Quality of AssessmentsN/A
Quality of Technological Interactivity3 (1 user)
Quality of Instructional and Practice ExercisesN/A
Opportunities for Deeper Learning3 (1 user)

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