This Saturday, I had the honor of serving as a judge at Ventura County’s first annual Skoolcade competition, hosted by Rio Vista Middle School! My fellow judges were an incredible bunch of teachers and industry professionals, the event got great press, but most of all the students wow-ed me with their coding prowess and got me thinking about some ideas for teaching game design in my classes next year.
Below, find links and resources to get your own video game coding started, as well as some screencaps from the winning games.
INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS: Students should show they know or learn how to…
Describe circles & their features with appropriate, precise vocabulary.
Relate circumference, arc measure, and arc length & get one from the other.
Find the area of a circle or a circle sector.
Solve complex area problems involving circles
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RESOURCES & LINKS: For help or guidance, students may refer to:
The Art of Problem Solving Geometry textbook is our main text for this segment. Explanations of all problems are available in Chapter 11 of the physical book. You may also try the following videos from the AOPS website:
DAILY LOG: Look here for updates on each assignment you will complete.
MON 6.13.2016 :
Warm Up: WODB? Angles
You worked together to come up with reasons why an angle didn’t belong. We used vocabulary to classify acute, right, obtuse, straight, and reflex angles. Excellent work developing a reason for each and every angle!
Classwork: Section 3.1 Problems #1 – 8
You reviewed angle-chasing problems in triangles and parallel lines, and learned new ideas about rotational symmetry and tessellation. You agreed right away on most answers, and worked together to discuss and prove the tricky angle y in problem 5.
Cool Down: Problem Journal Day 1
Jacob chose to record a new problem about finding the order of rotational symmetry of a shape, while Benoit elected to write about remembering how to use triangles to find mission angles.
TUE 6.14.2016 :
Warm Up: Beastly Symmetry
Today, you reviewed reflection and rotation symmetry!
Classwork: Advanced Angle Chasing
Building on the basic skills from Monday, you tackled some extra challenging problems that required you to put all your different angle theorems together. Benoit figured out the answer for a tricky problem with almost no labeled angles. Jacob turned a guess-and-check into an algebra strategy for easy solving.
Cool Down: Problem Journal Day 2
We rushed a bit to jot this down, but each of you recorded some notes about the day!