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Lesson Overview
Lesson Title:
Geometry

Teachers:
Mr. Robert Sorenson (Primary)

Brief Description:
This lesson will expose students to geometry in engineering.

Topics Introduced:
Geometry

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Curriculum Framework Components Addressed:
Transportation Operations
Logistics Planning and Management Services
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Transportation Systems/ Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
Health, Safety and Environmental Management
Sales and Service
Suggested Grade Levels:
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Subjects:
Mathematics
Standards Taught:
8.1.2 Math 2006
8.3.1 Math 2006
8.3.2 Math 2006
8.4.1 Math 2006
8.4.3 Math 2006
8.4.4 Math 2006

Lesson Information
Learning Expectations:

Each student will correctly complete 7 of 10 questions on each quiz and be at least proficient (level 3) on the final project rubric.

Plan Of Action:


  1. On day one:

    • Hand out data sheet (TeacherGuideDay1.doc)

    • From the data sheet teach a lesson on points, lines, segments, rays, intersection, end points, and parallel lines

    • Hand out worksheets (Worksheet1.doc) to be completed for next class period


  2. On day two:


    • Check Worksheet 1 (Students will keep data sheets and worksheets in the Math section of their notebook for future reference)

    • Review and give Quiz 1(Quiz1.doc)


  3. On day three an engineer and an architect will share how math and geometry are a part of their disciplines. They will also share drawings, designs and pictures of geometry shapes used in structures.


  4. On day four:

    • Hand out data sheet (TeacherGuideDay4.doc)

    • From the data sheet teach a lesson on geometric shapes

    • Hand out worksheets (Worksheet2.doc) to be completed for next class period


  5. On day five:

    • Check Worksheet 2

    • Review and give Quiz 2 – this is the Teacher Guide from day four made to be a matching exercise.


  6. On day six:

    • Hand out data sheet (TeacherGuideDay6.doc)

    • From the data sheet teach a lesson on area, perimeter, circumference and volume.

    • Hand out worksheets (Worksheet3.doc) to be completed for next class period

  7. On day seven:

    • Check Worksheet 3

    • Review and give Quiz 3 - this is the Teacher Guide from day 6 made to be a matching exercise.

  8. A final project will be completed using both concepts. The student will select a teacher-approved structure and make a drawing of their selection. This project will be due two weeks after the last concept is completed. This will be assessed by using a rubric (ShapeRubric.doc)


Data Set Used:

1. View the website www.teachersnetwork.org/dcs/math/structures/struct.
2. Use the provided data sheets to review the three different content areas.
3. Pictures, designs, and plans plus pictures taken by students and brought to class.
4. Use the computer to type and/or make final design.
5. SketchUp will be available for students to use on the final project.

Materials Needed:

A field trip to a construction site, an architect’s office, and the Engineering Department in Grand Island. Students will also find pictures of structures.

•Data Sheets with vocabulary and concepts for each content area
•Rulers
•Protractors
•Calculators
•Computers
•Plans, designs and pictures from these possibilities and others:
An architect
A civil engineer
A general contractor

Preparation Period:

15 Minutes Prep for each lesson
2 hour Prep for Field Trip

Implementation Period:

8 - 10 days to teach and remediate all 3 sections of concepts and 2 addition weeks for final project

Science, Math, Engineering and / or Technology Implications:

This series of lessons will cover parts of six of the State Mathematics Standards. It is intended to stimulate a strong interest in Geometry. Students were able to use these concepts for use in Science Olympiad projects.

Unexpected Results:

Scheduling of the architect and engineer became a problem when the engineer contracted pneumonia. Rescheduling had some conflicts so this piece was left out.

Final Project drawings were not as good as I expected so had to communicate and revise the Rubric.

Considerations for Diversity in Education:

Not Applicable


Lesson Files
FinalProjectRubric.doc

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Quiz1.doc

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StructuresinGeometry7.doc

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TeacherGuideDay1.doc

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TeacherGuideDay4.doc

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TeacherGuideDay6.doc

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Worksheet1.doc

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Worksheet2.doc

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Worksheet3.doc

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