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(10 activities)

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Geometry 2 workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using geometric cepts such as scale ratio, circumference of a circle, arc measure, arc length, and angles. This book suits best grades 4 (angle worksheets), grade 7, and high school.

From figuring out how to determine the difference between the populations of two countries to analyzing the number of visitors to a website, learners get to use basic geometry in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. planets, Mattel's Hot Wheels, floor plans, sextant), 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 II Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Scale Model Toys:
Working with Scale and Scale Drawings
Make a scale drawing
Use a scale to calculate dimensions in reality
Use a scale to calculate dimensions in a model
Home Floor Plans:
Working with Scale Drawings
Use a scale to calculate dimensions in reality
Use a scale to calculate dimensions in a floor plan
Calculate area
Make a scale drawing of a room
Planets Orbiting the Sun #1:
Working with Arcs and Arc Length
Calculate circumference of a circle
Calculate arc length as a fraction of a circumference
problem solving
Planets Orbiting the Sun #2:
Working with Arcs and Arc Length
Calculate circumference of a circle
Calculate arc length as a fraction of a circumference
problem solving
Planets Orbiting the Sun #3:
Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and Arc Measure
Calculate arc measure (in degrees)
Planets Orbiting the Sun #4:
Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and Arc Measure
Calculate arc length, given arc measure
Using arc measure
Angles on the Move:
Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure
Estimate angles
Angles and Our Planet:
Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure
Understanding how a sextant works
Using a protractor to draw angles
Angles in Construction and Design:
Working with Drawing Angles
Slope of a ramp
Draw diagrams of ramps using a protractor
Working with Drawing Angles
Draw angles that show a given compass bearing (such as 105° or 40° East of South)

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