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  1.   Finding Your Way Around
...r or not the four correct pictures were drawn and then state the coordinates. NCTM Standards and Expectations Geometry 6-8 Use coordinate geometry to represent and examine the properties of geometric shapes. 1 period NCTM Resources Navigating through Geometry in Grades 6 - 8 (with CD-ROM) Web Sites Rene Descartes
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  2.   Locating Points Using Cartesian Coordinates
...ademy H. S. 1147 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL 60622 312- 534-4000 Objectives: 1. To give the coordinates of a point. 2. To plot a point, given it's coordinates. 3. To use the coordinate system in locating places on the map. Materials Needed: Rulers Chicago City Maps Graph Paper Multicultural Handout (Rene Descartes) Activity Sheets Strategy: 1. The teacher will ask the students questions concerning how they give directions to get from one place to another. After discussion and finding different responses, pass out Chicago City maps so they show some paths on the map. The teacher will ask the students which important direct...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  3.   Strength of Water
...les) with modeling clay attached to the stem of the lid. Drop in the water with the clay end at the bottom. You will need to vary to amount of clay to get it to just barely float. 5. Have students research the origin of the Cartesian diver. It is named after the French mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes, but he never wrote about it. Instead, one of Galileo's students, Raffaelo Maggiotti first described it. Dennis R. Ruez, Jr. Environmental Science Institute, The University of Texas at Austin Name: Date: Strength of Water Student Data Sheet 1. Create a hypothesis: which will be more compressible, water or air...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  4.   BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Home 5-7 Language Arts Lesson Plans Awareness Diversity BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators Original Lesson Plan The BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators original lesson plan was retrieved from the Ohio Department of Education website: http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ODE/IMS/Lessons/Content/ BSI_Biographical_Scene_Investigators.doc Benchmark Grades Subject Area A 5th...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  5.   Can You Help Me Find My Way Home? (Coordinate Plane)
...can be named by letters. The teacher will explain that the coordinate plane is the system used in mathematics when graphing ordered pairs. The teacher will explain to the students that this system is referred to as the Cartesian coordinate system because it was named after the French mathematician Rene' Descartes. The teacher will explain that the coordinate plane is divided into four equal parts by the xaxis and the y-axis called quadrants. (Show Attachment 1) The teacher will tell the students that the x-axis is the horizontal line ( ) that divides the coordinate plane and the y-axis is the vertical line ( ) that divi...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  6.   Math Lesson Plans
...aid, "Give me a place to stand on, and I can more the earth." Isaac Newton, who developed the law of gravitation and "weighed" the sun. Euclid of Alexandra wrote a series of textbooks about math and geometry (on papyrus). Galileo whose discovered a way to produce accurate pendulum-regulated clocks. Rene Descartes, who first wrote out a mathematical statement and called it an equation. John Napier, who developed "Napier's Bones, used to calculate with. Blaise Pascal, who invented the La Pascaline used in calculation. Albrecht Durer, an artist who said, "geometry is the right foundation of painting." Preparation: The teach...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  7.   Enlighten Me
...ed societies throughout history. (C.S.H.S.4) 3. Students know that religious and philosophical ideas have been powerful forces throughout history. (C.S.H.S.6) B. Content from the Core Knowledge Sequence 1. Faith in science and human reason, as exemplified by Isaac Newton and the laws of nature, and Descartes: "cogito ergo sum" 2. Two ideas of "human nature": Thomas Hobbes and John Locke a. Hobbes: the need for a strong governing authority as a check on "the condition of man... [which] is a condition of war of everyone against everyone" b. Locke: the idea of man as a "tabula rasa" and the optimistic belief in education; a...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  8.   Cartesian Classroom
..., and place one in the center at the origin. 2. Make a card for each desk with its appropriate ordered pair. 3. Be sure to have an overhead transparency of the coordinate plane. Procedures 1. Begin with a discussion of what the Cartesian coordinate system is, who developed it, and why. (Relate that Rene Descartes came up with the system while lying in bed for a nap. He saw a fly on the ceiling, and he wondered how he could give the exact location of the fly.) Review what the students already know of the coordinate plane and plotting points. They should have previous knowledge of plotting points in the first quadrant. 2....
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  9.   Exploring Area/Perimeter Through Coordinate Geometry
...r solving problems and making informed decisions. Materials -Computer Lab with computers bookmarked with the Websites for the Internet Field Trip Lesson -Book Fly on the Ceiling: A Math Myth by Julie Glass and Richard Walz---This book tells the history of the life of the famous French mathematician Rene Descartes (1596-1650) and how he developed the Cartesian Coordinate System. The story tells of Descartes experience with a fly and how he imagined it to land on the ceiling and saw the ceilingsas a coordinate plane. As the fly landed in a spot it represented an ordered pair coordinate. The children's book teaches the math...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  10.   Newton and The Enlightenment
.... Examples: Government Philosophy/Theology/Law Louis XIV Thomas Hobbes Peter the Great John Locke Maria Theresa Spinoza Catherine the Great Montesquieu Elizabeth I Voltaire Oliver Cromwell Rousseau David Hume Hugo Grotuis Literature Science and Technology Johnathon Swift Isaac Newton Alexander Pope Rene Descartes Voltaire Robert Hooke Madame de Stael Music/Art Christopher Wren Johann Sebastian Bach Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2) Group your class into teams. Select five or six of the individuals from your list, making sure that each category is represented. Each team selects an individual from this shortened list. The job of...
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    Grade Level: 9-12


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