Camping Calculations

At what angle should you pitch your tent? Given a diagram of a tent, pupils find the measure of a missing angle of the tent frame. Individuals use the properties of angles of polygons to determine the measure of two congruent angles in a pentagon.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Group individuals that solved the problem with different methods to share their thinking
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know angle properties of polygons
  • Scholars should be able to solve linear equations
Pros
  • Describes common misconceptions at different levels
  • Contains suggested questions to elicit understanding
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  • None
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