Project Plan Builder 1: Adventure in Geometry
Adventures in Geometry: Triangles and Angles
Project Information
Workshop: iTELL: integrating Technology for English Language Learners
Session: Santa Clarita Valley
61410
Title: Adventures in Geometry: Triangles
and Angles
Access Level: Public
One Sentence Project Abstract:
Students will be able to identify
the following types of triangles and angles: right,
isosceles, equilateral, obtuse, and acute.
Overview
Students will be able to identify
the various types of angles and triangles, explain their
attributes and identify these angles and shapes in real life
pictures and situations.
Standards
Grade 3
Mathematics
Measurement and Geometry
2.0 Students describe
and compare the attributes of plane and solid geometric
figures and use their understanding to show relationships and
solve problems.
2.2 Identify
attributes of triangles (e.g., two equal sides for the
isosceles triangle, three equal sides for the equilateral
triangle, right angle for the right triangle).
2.4 Identify right
angles in geometric figures or in appropriate objects and
determine whether other angles are greater or less than a right
angle.
National Educational Technology Standards for
Students (NETS)
1.0 Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative
thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative
products and processes using technology.
1.c Students use
models and simulations to explore complex systems and
issues.
Essential Questions
How are angles and triangles
related?
Activities


Students will create a "Triangle Trees" picture. They will draw four different triangle "tree tops", using their rulers to measure and draw the triangles to include a right triangle, an isosceles triangle, a scalene triangle and an equilateral triangle. Each "triangle tree" will be labeled with the correct triangle name. Students will add details (tree trunks, sky, and ground) to complete their picture. Note: See uploaded file section for an example of the picture. 
Working with a partner, students will go on a "webquest" for pictures that demonstrate each of the following triangles and angles: right, scalene, isosceles, equilateral, acute, and obtuse. Each group will "cut and paste" each picture onto a new document and label each triangle picture. 
E
xtension Activities


Students will investigate the origin of the names of the isosceles and scalene triangles. They will write a oneparagraph report on how these type of triangles got their names. 
Media & Web Resources
Title 
Description 

Types of Triangles  Videos and songs which teach types of triangles 
SelfCheck Quiz  A 5question, selfcheck online quiz which includes answer hints for each question. 
Triangle Tutorial  Online tutorial explaining types of triangles. 
Tags
geometry triangles angles
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