CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC
Polygon Puzzle: In this program students use the Geometer’s Sketchpad, a dynamic, interactive geometry software package, to discover and explore properties of triangles. Students will construct and classify triangles by lengths of sides (scalene, isosceles, and equilateral) and by sizes of angles (acute, obtuse, and right) using computer-generated measurements of line segments and angles. Students will then use the computer to transform their triangles to solve a critical thinking problem.
6-1.3 Use inductive and deductive reasoning
to formulate mathematical arguments.
6-1.7 Generalize connections among a variety of representational forms and real-world situations.
6-4.7 Compare the angles, side lengths, and perimeters of similar shapes.
6-2.2 Summarize the significant political and cultural features of the classical Greek civilization, including the concept of citizenship and the early forms of democratic government in Athens; the role of Alexander the Great as a political and military leader; and the contributions of Socrates, Plato, Archimedes, Aristotle, and others in philosophy, architecture, literature, the arts, science, and mathematics.
6-3.2 Analyze the meaning of words by using
Greek and Latin roots and affixes within texts.
6-3.5 Spell new words using Greek and Latin roots and affixes.
Please direct inquiries to:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313
URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/PolygonPuzzle.html (January 2009)