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  • Turn on to Mathematics
    regular polygons triangles squares or pentagons The same number of polygons intersect at a corner vertex of the polyhedron The five Platonic solids are Cube squares 6 faces Dodecahedron pentagons 12 faces Icosahedron triangles 20 faces Octahedron triangles 8 faces

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  • SD #1 - Find Your Modality Strenghts
    f I have business to conduct with another person I prefer face to face meeting or writing letters the telephone since it saves time conversing while walking jogging or doing something physical 4 When I m angry I usually clam up and give others the silent treatment am quick to let others know why I am angry clench my fists grasp something tightly or storm off 5 When driving I frequently check the rear view mirror and watch the road carefully turn on the radio as soon as I enter the car can t get comfortable in a seat and continually shift position 6 I consider myself a neat dresser a sensible dresser a comfortable dresser 7 At a meeting I come prepared with notes and displays enjoy discussing issues and hearing other points of view would rather be somewhere else so I doodle 8 In my spare time I would rather watch television go to a movie attend the theater or read listen to the radio or records attend a concert or play an instrument engage in a physical activity of some kind 9 The best approach to discipline is isolate the child by separating him her from the

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  • Amy's Teacher's Corner
    trace to record Label each angle 4 right angles 0 acute angles 0 obtuse angles 0 right angles 2 acute angles 2 obtuse angles 1 right angle 2 acute angles 0 obtuse angles Algebra 3 4 Algebra 5 6 Algebra

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  • Amy's Teacher's Corner
    two triangles fit together Find as many other new shapes you can find with these two triangles Trace or sketch the shapes Does this shape match any other shape in the Tangram Use the parallelogram and small triangle so that one pair of sides fit together to find other shapes Sketch these shapes Take the Add 3 pieces to make this figure Trace to record Algebra 3 4 Algebra 5

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  • Turn on to Mathematics
    congruent regular polygons triangles squares or pentagons The same number of polygons intersect at a corner vertex of the polyhedron The five Platonic solids are Cube squares 6 faces Dodecahedron pentagons 12 faces Icosahedron triangles 20 faces Octahedron triangles 8 faces Tetrahedron triangles 4 faces Resources using Polydrons Polydron Activities 1992 J Weston Walch Publisher Mathematics with Polydrons ª Bob Ansell Lyndon Baker Ian Harris Algebra 3 4 Algebra 5

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  • SD #1 - Find Your Modality Strenghts
    or writing letters the telephone since it saves time conversing while walking jogging or doing something physical 4 When I m angry I usually clam up and give others the silent treatment am quick to let others know why I am angry clench my fists grasp something tightly or storm off 5 When driving I frequently check the rear view mirror and watch the road carefully turn on the radio as soon as I enter the car can t get comfortable in a seat and continually shift position 6 I consider myself a neat dresser a sensible dresser a comfortable dresser 7 At a meeting I come prepared with notes and displays enjoy discussing issues and hearing other points of view would rather be somewhere else so I doodle 8 In my spare time I would rather watch television go to a movie attend the theater or read listen to the radio or records attend a concert or play an instrument engage in a physical activity of some kind 9 The best approach to discipline is isolate the child by separating him her from the group reason with the child and discuss the situation use acceptable forms of corporal punishment

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  • Introduction
    one s surroundings and the objects in them NCTM Standards pg 49 Learning Geometry Geometry helps students represent and make sense of the world At every grade geometry is best learned by beginning at the concrete level Students experience and investigate properties of shapes and figures with a variety of manipulatives Younger students sort and classify Older students use manipulatives to find patterns and discover relationships between geometric figures Challenging activities at the conceptual level allow students to develop and fine tune their explanations and thought processes These experiences lay the groundwork for formal geometry Geometry has a language and vocabulary of its own but the understanding of vocabulary should not be the focus Vocabulary and definitions evolve from experiences constructing visualizing drawing sorting and measuring two and three dimensional figures NCTM Standards The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics NCTM in its Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics 1989 states Spatial understandings are necessary for interpreting understanding and appreciating our inherently geometric world To improve spatial sense students need to draw and sketch shapes have experiences that focus on geometric relationships the direction orientation and perspectives of objects in space combine shapes to create other shapes construct draw measure visualize compare transform and classify geometric figures NCTM Standards state that in grades K 4 the mathematics curriculum should include two and three dimensional geometry so that students can describe model draw and classify shapes investigate and predict the results of combining subdividing and changing shapes develop spatial sense relate geometric ideas to number and measurement ideas recognize and appreciate geometry in their world In grades 5 8 the mathematics curriculum should include the study of the geometry of one two and three dimensions in a variety of situations so that students can identify describe compare and classify geometric

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  • Staff development
    that are aligned with their level of mathematical development The topic of geometry is developed from the early grades into the middle grades Throughout the levels mathematical language is developed Discourse between students is promoted skills in analyzing and classifying are expanded The study of geometry helps students represent and make sense of the world NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards pg 112 Program Overview The two staff development programs are designed to help teachers facilitate programs from Shapes in Space during the upcoming school year Shapes in Space emphasizes the importance of geometry and spatial awareness in the mathematics curriculum from 1st through 8th grade The staff development programs address teaching strategies that improve accessiblity and develop a rich understanding of geometry for all students These teaching strategies reinforce the TEAMS philosophy that Math power can be attained by ALL students Teachers will complete a learning styles analysis become aware of effective strategies to teach geometry at all grade levels view software and web sites that supplement lessons in geometry find out how to work with manipulatives experience a cooperative activity become aware of publications from the NCTM understand the importance of writing in the mathematics classroom Materials Handout Materials Modality Strengths SD 1 duplicate one per person Sorting and Classifying SD 2 duplicate one per group of four Teaching Geometry Concepts Shapes in Space program guide Cooperative Learning Activity SD 3 Manipulatives Geoblocks or Polydrons Color Tiles or Connecting Cubes Geoboards Pentominoes Staff Development 1 and 2 Telecast Activities Teaching geometry Sorting and classifying Developing concepts Teaching strategies Cooperative learning Questioning techniques Integrating technologies Teaching diverse populations Assessment How to Communicate with TEAMS Contact Jeannie Toshima at Phone 562 922 6185 FAX 562 922 6486 Email toshima jeannie lacoe edu Send materials via Blue Bag if your school is

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