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Polyhedra in the Classroom
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As part of the Rialto Unified School District, Frisbie Middle School was using the Glencoe instructional materials to teach mathematics. The unit presented here uses the objectives found in Unit 14 of Glencoe's Interactive Mathematics, but the activities have been designed so that students can take extra time on specific mathematical ideas. This unit works well if the class can regularly go to a computer lab with Internet access and/or if the classroom has computers with Internet access.
ObjectivesUnit 14 is the second of six units for 8th grade students. The Unit objectives are:
AssessmentStudents are assessed as they complete each activity. Group participation points are given if the students have been actively engaged in their group activity. Individual completion points are given as the activity or assignment is completed. Points are given to students who stand and give a speech on one of the polyhedra. The Polyhedra Essay is the final unit assessment. To receive full points on the essay all of the components of the essay must be addressed.
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