# Aligned Resources

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NCTM
Geometry:
Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems
 Calculating...
Lesson  (...)
Lesson: Introduces students to quadrilaterals with an emphasis on defining characteristics of parallelograms, rectangles, and trapezoids.

Lesson: Finding the factors of whole numbers.

Lesson: Outlines the approach to playing the chaos game and how it relates to geometric fractals.

Lesson: Explores lines, planes, angles, and polygons in tessellations.

Lesson: Outlines the approach to building fractals by cutting out portions of plane figures.

Lesson: Introduces students to the ideas involved in understanding fractals.

Lesson: A capstone lesson to allow students to build a working definition of fractal.

Lesson: Introduces students to the concepts of surface area and volume.

Lesson: Examines plane symmetry.

Lesson: Explore the mathematical nature of art and tilings and looks at the role of math in nature and our culture.

Activity  (...)
Activity: Build a "floor tile" by dragging the corners of a quadrilateral. Learn about tessellation of quadrilateral figures when the shape you built is tiled over an area.

Activity: Plot ordered pairs on the graph, and they will be connected in the order that they are input. This enables you to decide how the pairs should be connected, rather than having the computer connect them from left to right.

Activity: This activity operates in one of two modes: auto draw and create shape mode, allowing you to explore relationships between area and perimeter. Shape Builder is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Step through the generation of Sierpinski's Carpet -- a fractal made from subdividing a square into nine smaller squares and cutting the middle one out. Explore number patterns in sequences and geometric properties of fractals.

Activity: Step through the generation of Sierpinski's Triangle -- a fractal made from subdividing a triangle into four smaller triangles and cutting the middle one out. Explore number patterns in sequences and geometric properties of fractals.

Activity: Learn about how the Pythagorean Theorem works through investigating the standard geometric proof. Parameters: Sizes of the legs of the triangle.

Activity: Manipulate dimensions of polyhedra, and watch how the surface area and volume change. Parameters: Type of polyhedron, length, width and height. Surface Area and Volume one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Create a tessellation by deforming a triangle, rectangle or hexagon to form a polygon that tiles the plane. Corners of the polygons may be dragged, and corresponding edges of the polygons may be dragged. Parameters: Colors, starting polygon.

Activity: Sort colored shapes into a three circle Venn Diagram.

Activity: Sort colored shapes into a Venn diagram based on various characteristics. Venn Diagram Shape Sorter is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Classify various objects into categories in a Venn Diagram. Learn how categories in Venn Diagrams work. Venn Diagrams is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.