In this activity, students create a geometry booklet using formulas from the Mathematics chart.

Teacher Guidelines and Project Idea

Cover Page

Circle Formulas

Perimeter Formulas

Area Formulas

Volume Formulas

Formula Chart Jigsaw

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(9) Measurement. The student solves application problems involving estimation and measurement. The student is expected to:

(A) estimate measurements and solve application problems involving length (including perimeter and circumference) and area of polygons and other shapes;

(B) connect models for volume of prisms (triangular and rectangular) and cylinders to formulas of prisms (triangular and rectangular) and cylinders; and

(C) estimate measurements and solve application problems involving volume of prisms (rectangular and triangular) and cylinders.

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# Other Online Resources:

STAAR Math Resources – A list of TEA resources for the STAAR Math Tests.

Interactive Activities – A variety of online games and activities for all grade levels and math topics.

Virtual Manipulatives – An online resource for virtual manipulatives for all grade levels and math topics.

Mathematical Symbols– This is a guide to major symbols that students will encounter in middle school and high school math.

Math Vocabulary– This is a very comprehensive list of vocabulary words.  Students could create flashcards for grade level/unit specific topics.

# Unit Introduction

In this lesson students will be introduced to parts of a quadratic function on a graph.  The teacher will have a discussion with students about quadratic functions and the different methods that will be used in this unit to solve quadratic equations.  The teacher will introduce a vocabulary foldable.

Lesson 1

This is a way for students to review trinomial factoring.  They will create a foldable to help organize their thinking and use it to recall process steps in factoring.  This foldable can be used as a guide throughout the unit.

Lesson 2

Day 2 Guided Practice/Independent Practice

This lesson is a three step process.  The student will compare factoring, graphing the function without a calculator and finally graphing the function with a graphing calculator to check their work.   The teacher will guide the students through notes and then assign independent practice.

Lesson 3

Day 1  without using a Calculator – Guided Practice & Independent Practice

Day 2 with a calculator – Same Guided Practice & Independent Practice w/cal.

# Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square

In this lesson, the teacher will lead the student through a series of steps that explains the process for solving quadratics by completing the square.  The teacher will guide the students through several examples and then the student will work on several problems independently.

Notes on Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square

This lesson will show the student how to use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations by using the standard form of a quadratic equation.  The teacher will guide the students through notes and then assign independent practice.

# Putting It All Together

This lesson is a lab activity that allows students to solve one quadratic equation with all methods.  The students will be asked a series of questions concerning their methods of solutions.

2.  LAB

# Smartboard Game Templates

These activities are created specifically for use with the Smartboard:

Balloon Pop

Connect Four

Hollywood Squares

Jeopardy

Koosh Ball Game

Star Power