Designing Euclid’s Playground

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Create a geometric playground. Pupils work through a performance task to demonstrate their ability to use geometric concepts to solve everyday problems. The accompanying engineering design lessons show teachers how the assessment works into a unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the pre-assessment to determine small group additional instructional areas to correct misconceptions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the class to already know how to determine trigonometric ratios and use them to solve problems
  • Assumes learners know the properties of two-dimensional figures and similarity
Pros

  • Includes answer keys showing the work required
  • Provides suggestions for extensions and remediation
Cons

  • None