Tools for completing the activities in Unit 1 include:
A compass for drawing circles and perpendicular bisectors.
A protractor for measuring angles.
A ruler for measuring line segments.
Folding paper (tracing paper) for constructing lines, angles, perpendicular bisectors, and angle bisectors.
Tracing paper for drawing transformations
Graph paper for plotting (or transforming) translations, reflections, and rotations.
Construction paper for Origami paper folding activity.
During the year, you will create a portfolio of the activities that help you learn the geometric concepts. The portfolio can be housed in a scrap book, a folding file, a tri-folding display, or a combination of these. Three-dimentional models, such as the origami figures, will not fit in a scrap book. You can display the models in a box in addition to your scrap book, or you may choose to display photographs of the three-dimensional projects you made in your scrap book.
Each activity must be labeled and must contain a written explanation. This can be a paragraph that consists of five to eight sentences. The first sentence must be an introductory statement; the next three to six sentences must explain the activity; and the last sentence must be a concluding statement.
Caution: Downloading photographs from the Internet or other programs is not acceptable.
Some of the activities will be completed in class; others will be completed at home. In order to use photographs in your portfolio presentation, you must also be in the photograph.
Include the paper folding activities in Unit 1.4
Include the tracing paper activities in Unit 1.6
Include the transformations from Unit 1.7
Make three dimenstional figures with origami
Complete the portfolio activities in Unit 1.
Create your own models of the concepts covered in Unit 1.