Geometrical Concepts from Constructions, Models, and Investigations Summary
Wednesday, July 3, 2002
We have generated a list of topics we would like to work on. These include:
In working with Philip's first lesson (that we worked on yesterday), we came up with some hints, additions, ideas to include with it. These are:
Then we worked on Philip's second lesson on "Tesselating the Plane with Regular Polygons. Since we didn't have MAT tiles, we spent most of the time analyzing the picture that includes 4-gons, 5-gons, 6-gons, 7-gons, and 8-gons. We talked about how many of the shapes could be regular and which could be regular and which could not and under what conditions.
Last, we again spent some time with Troy's project using his physical models that he had brought in.
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