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MATRIX Workshops > Monday, August 29, 2005
Today's Activities:
Overview of Lesson Sequence (multimedia or webbased project): Develop a connected series of lesson that includes the following
 Overview / Overall Objectives
 Curriculum Alignment: Identify chapter / units
 New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content standards
 Each lesson should include:
 Curriculum Alignment: Identify chapter / unit with corresponding page numbers
 Time: approximate time for each lesson
 Materials including technology integration component, such as handouts, web site, etc.
 Technologyoriented learning environment:
one computer station,
pod of computers, or computer lab
(minimum of two classes in
computer lab or classroom with laptops)
 Procedure: briefly describe what and how you plan to do
 Assessment
 Final Student Work:
 Download the Lesson Sequence Document: LessonSequence.doc (68 KB)
Geometer's Sketchpad
 Activity 1: Construction Vs. Drawing
 Free exploration
 Video introducing Sketchpad
 Constructing a Square activity  adapted from the GSP Learning Guide (.pdf)
 Video featuring Teacher analysis
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 Activity 2: Using the Transform Menu
 Activity 3: Using Sketchpad Microworlds
 Shapemakers  an exploration of Quadrilaterals using a webbased sketchpad microworld
 Adding Integers  adapted from the GSP Learning Guide (.pdf) from the C:\Program Files\Sketchpad\Samples\ folder
 Video summarizing GSP
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 Activity 4: Using the Coordinate System
 Points "Lining Up" in the Plane  adapted from the GSP Learning Guide (.pdf)
 The Slope of a Line  from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students with The Geometer’s Sketchpad
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 Advanced Activities
 Explore sample units and lesson plans (add any sites / lessons to your Favorites)
 Explore Sample Lessons and Activities
