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Enrich Instruction in a Geometry and Measurement Unit with Technology

Grade 6 Sample Unit

Standards Alignment



Evaluation Goals



Content Outline




Class Components


Session 1 – Using Geometer's SketchPad in the 6th Grade Classroom

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn methods used to measure angles.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use Geometer's Sketchpad and the floating protractor in the 6th grade classroom.


IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 2nd ed.,2004
IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 3rd ed.,2009
Math 6.1 Facilitator Agenda


Math 6.1 Participant Agenda


Math 6.1 PowerPoint



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Session 2 – Measuring Around Geometer's SketchPad

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to to measure the perimeter and circumference of objects.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use Geometer's Sketchpad to measure around various shapes.


IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 2nd ed.,2004
IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 3rd ed.,2009
Math 6.2 Facilitator Agenda


Math 6.2 Participant Agenda


Math 6.2 PowerPoint



Resources:



Session 3 – Approximating Pi

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to explore the relationship between a circle's diameter and its circumference.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn about different resources on the Internet that can help us understand the concept of Pi.
(No reference to the IMPACT Mathematics text)




Resources:




Session 4 – Web Resources to Enrich Instruction in Middle School Mathematics

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn when a Web site an effective tool to use in conjunction with math content.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn what resources are available on the Internet that support math instruction.
(No reference to the IMPACT Mathematics text)






Session 5 – Teaching Areas and Squares

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to measure the areas of rectangles.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to use Geometer’s Sketchpad to study the areas of rectangles.


IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 2nd ed.,2004
IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 3rd ed.,2009
Math 6.5 Facilitator Agenda


Math 6.5 Participant Agenda


Math 6.5 PowerPoint



Resources:




Session 6 – Understanding Areas, Squares, and Square Roots

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points:During this session, participants will learn how to improve our understanding of the areas of rectangles.
  • Technology Teaching Points:During this session, participants will learn how to use the Internet to study the area of rectangles.


IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 2nd ed.,2004
IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 3rd ed.,2009
Math 6.6 Facilitator Agenda


Math 6.6 Participant Agenda


Math 6.6 PowerPoint



Resources:

Standards Page (Area) Quia (Square Roots) Shodor- Shape Explorer National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Impact Quiz
BrainPop

Session 7 – Calculating Areas with Geometer's Sketchpad

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: Improving our understanding of area.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Using the internet to improve our understanding of area.


IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 2nd ed.,2004
IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 3rd ed.,2009
Math 6.7 Facilitator Agenda


Math 6.7 Participant Agenda


Math 6.7 PowerPoint



Resources:




Session 8 – Using Web Resources to Explore Area

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, Phyllis Dzierzynski, Nick Grant, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Pamela Monde, Philip Quinci, and Thomas Robert Ross
  • Content Teaching Points: Improving our understanding of area.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Using the internet to improve our understanding of area.

(No reference to the IMPACT Mathematics text)




Resources:

Learner.org Illuminations- shape cutter Illuminations- Areas in Geometry





Facilitator Notes:
You are encouraged to customize the materials to your teaching style.
Please add your own contact information in the last slide of your PowerPoints before presenting.