Design a Geometric City Project: Geometry Lines & Shapes
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GEOMETRIC CITY PROJECT
This project is an exciting project that will allow students to design and create their very own Geometric City. Students are given guidelines on what is needed to complete their city including certain shapes and types of lines. They will be color coded for easy grading. All of their streets and buildings must be creatively named and relate to the theme you choose (ex: sports, animals, presidents, etc.)
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
- Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
- Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
When they create and name their buildings, they must include all the things a real city would need such as a fire station, police station, grocery store, library, court house, gas station, post office, etc. For students that need more of a challenge, they may also include extra buildings, but only after they have all the essential buildings drawn and labeled first. Before creating their final project, they will make a rough draft of their map on graph paper. They will use the rough draft to sketch out where things will go on their final map.
This resource is geared towards fourth grade but would be great as an extension activity in third grade or a review in fifth grade as well! It could also be used as a math center or a fun activity at the end of the year.
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