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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Quiz Tomorrow!

Try your own painting and video/song!

Now back to the math...  We have our quiz tomorrow.  Study your formulas and be sure that you can find area and perimeter of the various shapes and irregular figures.  :)  Use your old worksheets to study!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quiz on Wednesday

Today we briefly reviewed perimeter and area.

Tomorrow we will review area and perimeter of IRREGULAR figures.

Wednesday we will have the quiz.

Study for hw tonight!

-Miss  K  :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Area of Irregular Figures.

(the guy says "triangles" by accident when he means "rectangles" a few times...  Sorry!

I'd use the bite method for the second one, but the explanation is good otherwise!  :)

Tonight's homework is the "Area of Simple Polygons" worksheet.  Be sure to read the problem carefully on #12.  Think of it as a rectangle with a whole cut out of it...

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Area of squares, rectangles and parallelograms.

Today we learned how to find the area of






Examples and videos from class:

Please complete both sides of the worksheet for homework tonight!  We have a quiz on perimeter and area next Tuesday, January 31st.

Miss K  :)


-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A bit more perimeter!

I don't have too much to share today...

Tonight's homework is the perimeter paper where you need to fill in the missing side values and determine the total perimeter.  There are 10 problems total.  Please do them!  :)

I also gave out an optional perimeter worksheet.  It also has 10 problems, but they are a bit easier.  We will also correct these in class tomorrow and it will give you the option of getting an extra paper in the 100's box!  No worries if you can't/don't complete it.  You will need a CENTIMETER ruler for #9!!!

Have a wonderful night!  We will have our next (and final quiz for this geometry unit) next Tuesday, the 31st.

-Miss K  :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

This is just awesome!

-Miss K  :)


You all did a really nice job working on the perimeter lesson.  I think that most of you completed the homework, perimeter worksheet, in class.  Need some reminders?  Check out the videos from class...

Good luck on the hw tonight.  We will continue working on perimeter tomorrow.  Have a happy Monday!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Patterns and Repetition

In light of today's activity, I thought you might enjoy checking out this blog post from Digital Photography School, Patterns and Repetition.

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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-Miss K  :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Footage of a crow sledding. No, really!

-Miss K  :)

Art inspiration for your Creative Geometry Assignment

Get Inspired!

Art from Charley Harper

Art from Pablo Picasso

Art from Piet Mondrian

Art From Wassily Kandinsky

Art from Joan Miro

I hope that these help to inspire you!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Polygons and Triangles

We reviewed a ton of terms today, but it seemed like you all really knew what you were doing!  Here's a review:

Other polygon names:  From Wikipedia.
triangle (or trigon)3The simplest polygon which can exist in the Euclidean plane.
quadrilateral (or quadrangle or tetragon)4The simplest polygon which can cross itself.
pentagon5The simplest polygon which can exist as a regular star. A star pentagon is known as a pentagram or pentacle.
hexagon6avoid "sexagon" = Latin [sex-] + Greek
heptagon7avoid "septagon" = Latin [sept-] + Greek
enneagon or nonagon9"nonagon" is commonly used but mixes Latin [novem = 9] with Greek. Some modern authors prefer "enneagon".
hendecagon11avoid "undecagon" = Latin [un-] + Greek
dodecagon12avoid "duodecagon" = Latin [duo-] + Greek
tridecagon (or triskaidecagon)13
tetradecagon (or tetrakaidecagon)14
pentadecagon (or quindecagon or pentakaidecagon)15
hexadecagon (or hexakaidecagon)16
heptadecagon (or heptakaidecagon)17
octadecagon (or octakaidecagon)18
enneadecagon (or enneakaidecagon or nonadecagon)19
hectogon100"hectogon" is the Greek name (see hectometre), "centagon" is a Latin-Greek hybrid; neither is widely attested.
chiliagon1000The measure of each angle in a regular chiliagon is 179.64°.
myriagon10,000The internal angle of a regular myriagon is 179.964°.
megagon[6]1,000,000The internal angle of a regular megagon is 179.99964 degrees.
apeirogon\inftyA degenerate polygon of infinitely many sides

Tonight's homework is the Triangles and Polygons worksheet.  Good luck!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

fast finger paint

-Miss K  :)

Miss You Guys!

Look at the birthday present that I got from my orthopedist...

For a MONTH!  I'm already planning on covering it with stickers!  Good luck on the quiz today!  I will see you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tomorrow's Quiz

What you need to know:


Line Segment:  A line segment is a part of a line with two endpoints.  It's part of a line.

Ray:  A ray has a starting point, but then continues forever.  Think of a flashlight beam.

Line:  A line continues forever in both directions.  It has no starting or ending point.


Intersecting:  Lines that cross.

Perpendicular:  Lines that meet at a 90 degree angle.  A right angle is perpendicular.

Parallel:  Two lines that remain the same distance apart at all times and never cross.


Acute Angle:  A small angle measuring less than 90 degrees.

Right Angle:  An angle measuring 90 degrees.

Obtuse Angle:  A wide angle measuring more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

Straight Angle:  An angle measuring 180 degrees.

Estimating Angles:  Give a general estimate of an angle's measure.  These will be multiple choice on the quiz.

Complementary Angles: Complementary Angles add up to 90 degrees.  Remember, "It's always RIGHT to give a Compliment!"

Supplementary Angles:  Supplementary Angles add up to 180 degrees.  Remember, "Sssssssssssupplemenary is Sssssssssssstraight!"

Coordinate Planes:  Coordinates are written with the X value first and the Y value second.  (X,Y)  Move left to right first and up and down second.

Games to help you practice:

Estimating angles:

Point the telescope at a planet.

Fruit picker, a bit more challenging.

Ninja Angles  This one kicks butt.  Literally!!!

Banana Hunt  

Now chuck those bananas!

More angle games to check out.

Coordinate Planes:

Drive around the desert to find buried treasure.

Identify points on the graph.

Ride your bike around a neighborhood. 

More coordinate plane games to help you practice.

The other topics are easier to do on your own.  For example identifying lines, angles and relationships should be pretty straightforward and finding complements and supplements are just about subtracting.  go over your old notes and previous blog posts to help you!

I hope that these help you study by practicing!!!!

Good Luck tomorrow!  I will see you on Wednesday!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gotta love a smart kid...

Find something interesting and LEARN about it!  You, just like this little girl, can certainly be smarter and more educated on a topic than the general population.  Go show the world what you know!!!

-Miss K  :)

Coordinate Plane

Want to learn how to play Battleship?  Go to the game site here to practice.  It doesn't use the coordinate plane, but will help you learn how to play the game.

Here are some notes from class to remind you about coordinate planes.

If you still need to finish setting up your Battleship Board, use the image below to help guide you.

Have a great weekend and remember to study for the quiz on Tuesday.  It will be on lines, relationships, angles, complementary angles, supplementary angles and graphing on coordinate planes.

-Miss K  :)