FACILITATED LESSONS: POLYGONS
What is a Teacher Facilitated Lesson?
Teacher Facilitated lessons are lessons that can be downloaded
from the internet to your own computer for use in the classroom.
These activities offer opportunities for students learn particular
math concepts either AT the computer or AWAY from the computer.
These lessons are facilitated by the teacher to some degree.
files are available to you in both the WORD (.doc) and PDF
format so that you can take the activity "as is"
(PDF) or take it in a form that you can easily modify (.doc)
to suit your own needs.
Facilitated Lessons for Angles
Tessellations through Art: (Objective #16)Students
engage in an art activity that is based in the tessellation
of polygons. Because of the size of the file, it is
suggested you print a single copy and then photocopy
and Creating Scale Polygons - (Objectives
19, 20)this activity reviews the concept of scale
and asks the students to both determine the scale
between objects and to construct similar polygons.
The printable materials include overheads and a student
activity. Accompanying it are 2 optional PowerPoint
files and the Flash file found in the Flash objects
section of this site. You may download the PowerPoint
shows by right clicking on the link and choosing Save
Similar Polygons - (Object 19)a discovery activity
using mulitple copies of the polygon. Students through
guided questions discover how to make similar copies
to the original. They can then deduce that using 4 copies
they are able to make identical, except for size, copies
of the original polygons. This link opens up in a new