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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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Developing Questions

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Developing Questions

Instructional Time: 1 hour a day for 3 days

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 develop story problems and then answer them on the "Question Drafting" form.

Students may use the example on the sheet as a model of how their work should look on this assignment.

Question Drafting Worksheet

California Content Standards
Grade Six
Number Sense
MA.6.2.0. Students calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division:
MA.6.2.1. Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive fractions and explain why a particular operation was used for a given situation.
Measurement and Geometry
MA.6.1.0. Students deepen their understanding of the measurement of plane and solid shapes and use this understanding to solve problems:
MA.6.1.1. Understand the concept of a constant such as p; know the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle.
MA.6.1.2. Know common estimates of p(3.14; 22/7) and use these values to estimate and calculate the circumference and the area of circles; compare with actual measurements.
MA.6.1.3. Know and use the formulas for the volume of triangular prisms and cylinders (area of base x height); compare these formulas and explain the similarity between them and the formula for the volume of a rectangular solid.
MA.6.2.0. Students identify and describe the properties of two-dimensional figures:
MA.6.2.1. Identify angles as vertical, adjacent, complementary, or supplementary and provide descriptions of these terms.
MA.6.2.2. Use the properties of complementary and supplementary angles and the sum of the angles of a triangle to solve problems involving an unknown angle.
MA.6.2.3. Draw quadrilaterals and triangles from given information about them (e.g., a quadrilateral having equal sides but no right angles, a right isosceles triangle).