Super Size Me (Math)

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Introduction

Understanding scale factor, ratios, congruence, and similar figures.

Students will explore the mathematical methods used to create a mural. Students will reproduce their Picturing Social Justice Image using one of the explored methods. If possible, students will create a mural using their sample mathematical plans. The mathematicals objectives in this lesson include scale factor, ratios, similar figures, and graphing. Geogebra (geogebra.org a free open source software) will be utilized as a construction tool in the exploration of these objectives.

Note-In all parts of this lesson, students are working in groups. I suggest you make the best decision on assigning students to groups of 3-4. I personally use random selection and my class groups change after each project. This encourages students to get to know each other and work together with different learning styles.

Continually assess students as they progress through the lesson using questioning strategies.

Lesson Time

How Many Ways- Brainstorming the Unit Problem
10 Minutes
Exploring Similar and Congruent Figures in Geogebra
60 Minutes
Wrapping Up our New Learning
15 Minutes
Reciprocal Teaching - Mastering Similar and Congruent Figures
60 Minutes
My Geometric Mural
60 Minutes
I Notice....I Wonder....
20 Minutes
Assessment
30 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Production and Managerial Arts
    • Performing Arts
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Math Common Core Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will find the missing side lengths and angle lengths of congruent figures using mathematics.
  • Students will create congruent figures using the relationships between the angles and sides.
  • Students will find the missing side lengths and angle lengths of similar figures.
  • Students will create similar figures using the relationships between the angles and sides.
  • Students will apply the definition of similar figures to a real world situation by making mathematical plans to create a mural.

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