This course covers fundamental concepts of Geometry, including area optimization, angles, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines. These concepts are taught through discussions and activities that explore topics of disability/accessibility in cities, urban planning, and gerrymandering.
Teachers will learn how to calculate area optimization using real-world examples.
Teachers will learn how to measure angles with a protractor and infer angle measurements using angle theorems.
Teachers will learn the basic angle theorems (supplemental, complementary, corresponding, and vertical).
Teachers will learn how to calculate ratios of length to angles.
Teachers will be able to measure an angle on a 2D and real-world object.
Teachers will be able to calculate an angle based on surrounding angles.
Teachers will be able to calculate area optimization.
Teachers will believe that conceptual understanding of mathematical topics is a pre-requisite of enduring academic achievement.
Teachers will believe that introducing patterns of angles through inquiry and problem-solving is essential to impart a deep understanding of how angle theorems work.
Teachers will believe that situating mathematical content within a context that is both meaningful and relevant to students is essential for students to be able to engage deeply in meaning making with content.