We got through trapezoids yesterday. The kids seemed to get it quickly. I have assigned them an extra credit project. They will get out of it what they put into it. They are to design a city or world of some sort that has as many geometric things in it as possible. They get points according to how many geometric terms that can put on it. They also get points for calculating the area of buildings, etc. on their maps. If they use decimals and mixed numbers they can get even more points. They only get points if their calculations are correct. I am then going to hang them up around the room when they are finished. These points will count towards their daily grades which are the ones that are not helping them right now.
Today in math we are going to be starting something new. We will be working on calculating the circumference of a circle. We also will be beginning our DBQ finally. Have a great day and talk to you all tomorrow.