Monday, January 26, 2015

Perimeter, Area, and Volume Project

Perimeter, Area, and Volume Project
Due Friday, February 6th
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Assignment Basics: Part One: Draw the dimensions of your bedroom onto a sheet of graph paper.  You must also label and draw any furniture within it (bed, dresser, etc).  The dimensions for these need to be labeled as well.  Part Two: Imagine you are given a budget of $1000.00 to redecorate your bedroom.  On the spreadsheet shared with you in Google Classroom, make a price list of items you’d like to purchase.  Part Three: Using your drawing and the information contained on the spreadsheet, answer these questions in complete sentences.  Show and label all of your work.  

--- Part ONE ---
Before you sketch the dimensions of your bedroom, you’ll need to measure its length, width, and height.  Measure the following dimensions with a tape measure to the nearest half foot:

Length:  ______ feet
Width:    ______ feet
Height:   ______ feet

Important: If your bedroom is NOT a rectangle, you’ll need to figure out the lengths of all sides.  Think: break it into smaller rectangles first.  

Next, using the graph paper handed to you in class today, sketch the outline of your bedroom.  Be sure to use a straight edge when drawing the sides.  Make sure it is TO SCALE. In other words, does each box = 1 square foot or 2 square feet, etc?

Label the length of each side; don’t forget your units!  

Somewhere on the front, figure out and clearly label the following measurements.  Don’t forget your units.  

Perimeter: ________ (to the nearest half foot)
Area: ________ (in square feet)
Volume: ________ (in cubic feet)

Finally, draw and label any furniture in your bedroom.  Make sure they are to scale as well.   


--- Part TWO ---

Now imagine that you have $1000.00 to spend to redecorate your bedroom.  Using www.amazon.com (or a similar website), locate the prices of different items you’d like to purchase for your “new” room.  

You’ll need to fill in the spreadsheet in Google Classroom to keep track of all of the purchases you’ll make.  Important: you MUST spend as much of the $1000.00 as possible.  You also MUST make sure to purchase items essential for a bedroom before buying anything else.

Turn this spreadsheet in once completed.  

--- Part THREE ---

On the back of the graph paper, answer the following questions in complete sentences.  Show your work where necessary.  

  1. Explain the difference between perimeter, area, and volume.  
  2. Come up with AT LEAST TWO different names that would describe the shape of your bedroom.  Explain why your bedroom is each of these shapes.  
  3. What is the RANGE of prices listed on your spreadsheet?
  4. What is the MEDIAN price on your spreadsheet?  How do you know?  
  5. Explain the PIE CHART that appears on your spreadsheet.    

Parents: If your child needs additional time at school to work on this assignment outside of class hours, Mr. Piercey gets to school by 7:30 each morning.  He will gladly work with your child in the classroom during this time.  He will also be staying after school on Tuesday, February 3rd until 4:15.  Please make sure to send a note to school if you’d like him to work with your child during either of these times.  You can also email Mr. Piercey at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us with any questions you have.  

Rubric: Your finished assignment (with part one, two, and three) will be scored on a rubric.  TBA soon.

Thanks!
    Mr. Piercey


~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Monday, January 12, 2015

Geometry in the Real World Assignment

Parents,

I am sending home a paper copy of this assignment with your child today, but here is a digital copy (just in case they happen to lose the paper version!)

Geometry in the Real World Assignment
Due Friday, January 23rd.
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Assignment Basics: Using Google’s My Maps Tool (google.com/mymaps), students will create a map with different polygons drawn on it (Part One).  Students will then record this information onto a table they create and answer questions about their map in complete sentences (Part Two).


--- Part ONE ---
Draw the following polygons accurately onto a map in My Maps. Then, in each “balloon” (the white box that pops up when you click your polygon), type in the definition for each.  Use the notes from class to help.  


Rectangle
(Regular) Parallelogram
Trapezoid
Rhombus
Quadrilateral/Quadrangle
Obtuse Triangle
Square
(Regular) Pentagon
(Regular) Hexagon
Octagon
Nonagon
Decagon


How to Use My Maps
In My Maps, the draw a line/polygon tool is up the top and looks like this: SNP_3024944_en_v0.  Click it to draw a polygon on your map.  Be sure to connect your first point and last point to complete each polygon. To type the definition and change the name for each polygon, you’ll need to “Edit” its balloon.  To do this, click the polygon to see its balloon and then click the pencil in the lower right hand corner.  Please notice how the “Balloon” also shows you its perimeter and area.  This information will be used in part two of the assignment.



Important: You MUST be logged into your school Google Account first so you can save your map!  We log in to this account everyday, but if your child is still having difficulty, please send a note to school or email me at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us and I can help.  Mr. Piercey will also show students how to submit their maps during math class.


--- Part TWO ---

Once you have the polygons drawn on your map, complete parts A, B, C, D, E, and F below using a separate piece of Graph Paper:


  1. Choose AT LEAST FIVE of the polygons you’ve drawn on your map and put their information in a table similar to the example below (perimeter, area, sides, and vertices -- don’t forget the units!).


Polygon Name
Perimeter
Area
Sides
Vertices
Example: Triangle
4.32 miles
8.08 sq miles
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  1. Pick THREE of your polygons (be sure to label which ones you use) and SUM UP their total area.  Don’t forget your units!  Show your work!
  2. Pick ONE of the polygons on your map and multiply its total perimeter by 10.  Label and show your work!  
  3. Which of your polygons has the greatest area?  Which has the smallest area?  What is the difference between these two areas?
  4. Explain why a square is also a rectangle AND a rhombus AND a quadrilateral.  
  5. Imagine that Bob is completing this assignment.  After completing the assignment, he decides to add the perimeter of his rhombus and pentagon together (His work is below).  Is Bob correct?  Explain why or why not (in complete sentences, please!).  
Challenge (optional): What is the actual total combined perimeter of Bob’s Rhombus and Pentagon (in feet)?


Parents: If your child needs additional time at school to work on this assignment outside of class hours, Mr. Piercey gets to school by 7:30 each morning.  He will gladly work with your child in the classroom during this time.  He will also be staying after school on Tuesday, January 20th until 4:15.  Please make sure to send a note to school if you’d like him to work with your child during either of these times.  You can also email Mr. Piercey at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us with any questions you have.  


Rubric: Your finished assignment (with part one and part two) will be scored on the following rubric


Part 1
E
All twelve polygons are clearly drawn and labeled on the map.  A clear definition for each polygon is within each “balloon”.  
M
All twelve polygons are on the map, but some definitions are lacking/missing.
W
Some polygons are missing or poorly drawn, definitions are either missing or incorrect.
C
Most polygons are missing or blank.  There are no definitions for the polygons.
B
Blank
This portion of the assignment is missing.
Part 2
E
All parts are complete and neatly and clearly labeled on graph paper.  All of the student’s work is clearly shown.
M
All parts of the assignment are complete with a few errors.  Parts of their work may be missing or incorrect.
W
Parts of the assignment are missing and/or their work contains multiple errors in calculation.  
C
Much of the assignment is incomplete or student work is difficult to read or understand.
B
This portion of the assignment is blank/never turned in.  
Overall score
E - Exceeds Expectations
M - Meets Expectations
W - Working Towards Expectations
C - Area of Concern
B - Blank

Thanks,

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome Back!

Hey All!

I hope you had a great long and relaxing break!  I am really looking forward to this upcoming nine weeks.  I have a lot of fun activities planned!

By the way... can you believe it's 2015?  Where's my flying car? :-)  


~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Students and Parents:

Happy New Year!  Hope you all have a good one... don't stay up too late tonight!



Do you have any New Year's resolutions that you're going to try?  A New Year's "Resolution", by the way, is...

I might as well go ahead and share mine.  I tried it last year, and had to quit trying for it after my son was born (just not enough time!):

I'm going to run a marathon.

I'm not sure which one just yet, but it's something that I've always wanted to do.

Here we go!

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Saturday, December 27, 2014

And the Fantasy Football Champion is...

Students and Parents,

It was a close championship game, but the final score in the first ever Eminence Fifth Grade Fantasy Football Superbowl was...

"Pittsburgh Steelers (#BlackAndYellow)" -- 83.15
defeated 
"BradyGaga" -- 78.95



Looks like I lost in the championship.  So close!  Congrats to all my students who participated.

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey