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Geometry In Our World

By Lindsey Ahrary
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"How can we use geometric shapes found in objects in our community?"

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1: What is Geometry?
Have a conversation with students about geometry, its meaning, and how we’ve seen it in our world using the following questions to get them started.

-What is geometry?
-What kinds of words are associated with geometry?
-How do you think people use concepts you’ve ...

2: Demo/Group/Brainstorm
We will review as a class what our project will entail.

1. Brainstorm about video/computer games. What are they for? Can they be educational?
2. Show them a demonstration of a game using sample. Have students write down questions as we’re playing the game as ...

3: Outlining

Today, students will begin to narrow down their project idea based on standards.

1. I will talk about the importance of keeping our focus on "geometry", not just on fun questions. The reason that video games are fun is because they are challenging.
2. Students ...

4: Capturing Images

Direct instruction and modeling on good and bad images.

- Why is it important to take good pictures?

- Describe and show good and bad images using images from the web.

Capturing Images:

- Discuss guidelines and boundaries for where students can go. (Having TAs ...

5: Developing Questions

Students will be working in groups on developing questions for use in their game.

Firstly, they will draw from the 5 standards on the "Decision Making" worksheet. Using those 5 standards and the corresponding chosen captured photograph, students will develo...

6: Adding Multiple Choices

Mini-Lesson: How do you determine other answers that a player might think of? How would you answer the question if you did it incorrectly? Why is it better to anticipate what a player might do instead of choosing random other choices?


In Groups: Students ...

7: Delving into PowerPoint

In computer lab:

I will give students a brief overview on how to use Microsoft PowerPoint (creating new blank documents).

Students will begin and play with PowerPoint so they can get used to the format.

8: Creating PowerPoint Games

In Computer Lab:

1.      Students begin by creating a title page for their game.

2.      Meanwhile, group members should begin brainstorming game directions using the Creating Directions worksheet.

3.      ...

9: Sharing Work

We will celebrate our accomplishments by sharing our projects with our class by inviting parents and administration to view and play each others’ games as a class.

Some students may be asked to share their ideas with other 6th grade classrooms and "test" their ...

10: Evaluation/Reflection

-Individual Reflection: Using the Self-Evaluation/Partner Evaluation worksheet, students will write their feelings about how the project went. (30-40 minutes)

-Group Reflection: Students will share their feelings about the project and will make suggestions/give ...