This is part two of my first unit for Geometry. You can read about the beginning of the unit here.
Day 3 - Segments and Congruence
Here I used my foldable for the Ruler Postulate and the Segment Addition Postulate. I actually spent for-ev-er on this page with my kids because I really wanted them to understand the difference between congruent and equal. This day I actually talked about how equal and congruent are different things. I’ve mentioned it a few times since then too. I’m planting the seed now so that they will remember and understand when we do proofs. I think this is the cutest page we've done so far. Since you know, that matters and all...
Day 4 - Midpoint and Distance Formula
After a short vocab quiz, we did my midpoint and distance formula foldable. I used the same little story to help kids remember the distance formula that I’ve used in the past. I did emphasize more this year that the midpoint formula is just the average between the two points. Once we did the foldable, I had students glue in a practice page. The problems on the page only say to find the distance, but I had my students also find the midpoint. Next year, I think I want to include a problem on this page where students are given the midpoint and have to find the endpoint.
Stay tuned for the last part of my first unit!