Prior to beginning, I decided for the first half to focus on solving
tangram puzzles and introducing new terms. In addition, we attended
the computer lab to solve puzzles. For the second half, we
wrote folktales and created a tangram creature who was the main character
of the folktale.
Students were had to demonstrate that they were able to utilize the terms rotation,
translate and reflection in solving a puzzle, demonstrate
their understanding on graph paper, solve puzzles on the computer, and
Map out the unit day-by-day and decide what your focus will be for both
the math and writing components. Leave room to allow students to
explore the puzzles in groups of two and discuss strategies throughout
the unit. Model the process for the students.
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