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Course Name: Geometry

Grade Level: 10th


Name: Ellie McMahon

MandalasandTesselations
MiniProjectOverview
StudentswillcreateaMandalaortessellationoftheirchoice.Duringtheprocesstheywillresearchthe
AlhambrainSpain,createmultipledraftsoftheirartifactwithspecificgeometricconstructionsand
vocabulary,createanartistsstatementabouttheirwork,andreflectoneachdraft.

ProjectDuration
3Weeks(Roughly7blocks)

EssentialQuestions
Howdosymmetryandrepetitionmakethingsbeautiful?
Howdoesabstractionhelpconveyemotion?
HowdoesyourMandalaortessellationrelatetoyourcommunity?
HowcanGeometryhelpimprovemyartskills?

CommonCoreStandards
G.CO.1
:Knowprecisedefinitionsofangle,circle,perpendicularline,parallelline,andlinesegment
basedontheundefinednotionsofpoint,line,distancealongaline,anddistancearoundacirculararc.
G.CO.2
:Developdefinitionsofrotations,reflections,andtranslationsintermsofcircles,angles,
perpendicularlines,parallellines,andlinesegments.
G.CO.5
Givenageometricfigureandarotation,reflection,ortranslation,drawthetransformedfigure
usinggraphpaper,tracingpaperorgeometrysoftware.Specifyasequenceoftransformationsthatwill
carryagivenfigureontoanother.
G.CO.12
:Makeformalgeometricconstructionswithavarietyoftoolsandmethods(compass,
straightedge,string,reflectivedevices,paperfolding,dynamicgeometrysoftware

Objectives
1.Identifyandnamepoints,lines,planes,rays,linesegments,andangletypes
2.Distinguishbetweenasketch,adrawing,andaconstruction
3.Copyorduplicatealinesegmentandanglebyconstruction
4.Bisectananglebyconstruction
5.Classifypolygons
6.Translate,rotate,andreflectgeometricfiguresonacoordinateplane
7.Definesymmetry

FinalProducts
Mandalaonacanvas
Artiststatement

HabitsofMind
Strivingforaccuracyandprecision
Applyingpastknowledgetonewsituations
Creating,imagining,andinnovating
Learningcontinuously
Takingresponsiblerisks
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Course Name: Geometry


Grade Level: 10th
Name: Ellie McMahon

ChallengeOptionIdeas
Studentscanfulfillall10geometriccomponentsinsteadof6.

Block#1

Reviewcompassskills
Homework:Draft#1Reflection
IndividualsketchofMandala
WheredoMandalascome
fromandwhatistheirpurpose?
RealWorldConnection:The
Alhambra

Block#2

WatchYoutubevideoof
DearingWangandcomplete
oneofthesketches
Developcolorschemesand
possiblepolygons/geometric
figuresyoumayuseinyour
nextsketch
Reflectonprocess

Homework:
Assignment1.1from
CarnegieLearning
Assignment2.2from
CarnegieLearningonangles

Block#3

Completesecondsketchof
Mandalausingcertain
geometricrequirements(i.e.
inscribedpolygons,angle
bisectors,transformations,
polygons,etc)
Critiquedraft#2withtwo
differentpartners
Reflectonthecritiquesgiven
bypeers

Homework:Assignment5.1
fromCarnegieLearningon
rotations,reflectionsand
translations

Block#4

Createatessellationbyusing Homework:Assignment9.1
asquarecutout
fromCarnegieLearningon
WatchYoutubevideoofmore propertiesofcircles.
complextessellationsandtry
one
Findatessellationinyour
communityorresearchone(be
preparedtoshare)

Block#56

FinalsketchofMandalaor
Homework:Constructions
tessellationincludinganartists assignment
statement,apersonalizedaspect
tothepiece,andatleast6
geometriccomponentsofthe
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Course Name: Geometry


Grade Level: 10th
Name: Ellie McMahon

following:lines,rays,line
segments,acuteangles,obtuse
angles,rightangles,5different
polygons,inscribedpolygons,
horizontalsymmetry,vertical
symmetry,rotationalsymmetry,
reflections,anglebisectors,
parallelandperpendicularlines,
oranyotherapproved
component.
Block#7

Unittestonallgeometric
aspectsoftheproject

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Homework:Finalreflection