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(10 activities)

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Geometry 1 workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using common geometric concepts such as area, perimeter, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem. This book suits best grades 6-7.

From calculating areas of swimming pools to cross-sections of common foods, learners get to use basic geometry in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Sahara Pools and Spas , Phoenix city map, ladders from Home Depot), not just "realistic" data.

The workbook includes 10 activities focused on helping learners master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (www.corestandards.org). Each workbook activity focuses on making sense of mathematics in a real-world context. Mastering mathematics means more than memorizing procedures. Learners need to discover how to think critically and use mathematics as a tool to better understand the world.

There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked-out solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.

The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

## Geometry I Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Construction Planning:
Working with Areas and Volumes
Calculate area in square feet.
Calculate volume in cubic feet.
Convert cubic feet to cubic yards.
Write a formula.
Construction Planning #2:
Working with Areas and Volumes
Calculate area in square feet.
Calculate volume in cubic feet.
Convert cubic feet to cubic yards.
Write a formula.
Landscaping the Yard:
Working with Perimeters and Areas
Calculate irregular area composed of rectangles.
Calculate perimeter.
Problem solving.
Measuring Paper:
Working with Perimeter and Area
Calculate areas and perimeters of rectangles.
Compare areas.
Problem solving.
Swimming Pool Design:
Working with Perimeters and Area
Area and circumference of a circle, semicircle, and quarter of a circle
Determine a rectangle with a given perimeter and area
Problem solving
Swimming Pool Design #2:
Working with Perimeters and Area
Area and circumference of a circle, semicircle, and quarter of a circle
Problem solving
Swimming Pool Design #3:
Working with Perimeters and Area
Area and circumference of a circle, semicircle, and quarter of a circle
Problem solving
Transportation Grids:
Working with Pythagorean Theorem
Using the Pythagorean theorem and a simple street map
Right Triangles around the House:
Working with the Pythagorean Theorem
Apply Pythagorean theorem in problem solving (ladders)
Slicing Foods:
Working with Cross Sections
Draw the cross sections created by horizontal or vertical cuts of some common foods.

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