CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
S2486466: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics
distinguish between attributes that define a two-dimensional or three-dimensional figure and attributes that do not define the shape;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-25.
This collection includes resources that are used throughout the six projects of Curriki Geometry. Curriki is grateful for the tremendous support of our sponsor, AT&T Foundation.
Curriki Geometry would not be possible if not for the tremendous contributions of the content contributors, editors, and reviewing team.
Janet Pinto, Lead Curriculum Developer & Curriki CAO
Sandy Gade, Editor
Thom Markham, PBL Lead
Aaron King, Geometry Consultant
Welcome to Curriki Geometry, a project-based geometry course. This course offers six complete projects. All the projects are designed in a project-based learning (PBL) format.
All Curriki Geometry projects have been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic achievement. In addition to specific CCSS high school geometry standards, the projects and activities are designed to address the Standards for Mathematical Practice, which describe types of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.
How to Use Curriki Geometry
Curriki Geometry has been specially created for you to use in the manner that suits your needs best. You have the option to use all the projects or only some projects in any order as supplements to your own curriculum. You can customize Curriki Geometry however works best for you.
Designing a Winner
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras
TED Talk: House of the Future
The Art of Triangles
How Random is My Life?
An interesting problem that has students find the area of a particular section of a circle that resembles the pupil of a snake eye. The result is rather surprising, because the area does not involve pi.
Students investigate Picks Theorem, involving the area of an irregular polygon on a lattice point grid. This problem has students look for patterns, try to establish a formula, and test the formula with a more difficult case. The area of a lattice point Pterodactyl.