Geometry

Middle (X) - Geometry (X)

Blokus

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Every move counts in this award-winning game as players stake their territory, square by square. The simple rules take less than a minute to learn, yet the game has the depth to challenge beginners and experts alike, perfect for the whole family.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Play Time: 
20 min.
Blokus

FITS

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Can you skillfully fill in your playing board so that all the differently shaped tiles fit perfectly without leaving any spaces?! If a piece doesn't fit precisely, slot it in the best you can because the game's not over yet.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Play Time: 
20 min.
FITS

Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions (2007)

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"FLATLAND" is based on Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Flatland is a world that exists entirely on a two-dimensional plane. All different kinds of shapes live, work and play in this world. The story follows Arthur Square (MARTIN SHEEN) and his curious granddaughter Hex (KRISTEN BELL).

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:35
Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions

Geometric Transformations (2006)

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The program uses everyday situations and examples to explain the major types of geometric transformations: translations, rotations, reflections and dilations. Teacher Guide available: www.veavideo.com

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
Geometric Transformations

Geometric Constructions (2006)

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The program demonstrates the following constructions in the context of a student creating a mobile to hang above a baby's cot: * Bisecting an angle * Perpendicular bisector of a line * Constructing a triangle using three known side lengths * Determine the center of gravity by constructing medians * Determine the inscribed circle of a triangle by constructing the angle bisectors * Determine the

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:30
Geometric Constructions

Coordinate Geometry (2006)

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This program explores the first quadrant of the Cartesian plane in the context of a city grid, then looks at using coordinates, graphing relationships and how slope is measured. Student guide available from the VEA website. www.veavideo.com (under "teacher notes").

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
Coordinate Geometry

Similarity, Ratio and Proportion (2006)

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This program presents the ideas of similarity, ratio and proportion in a refreshing and informal style. Examples are drawn from everyday life using familiar objects with on-screen graphics producing clear well defined diagrams. Thorough explanations are provided with worked examples and student practice is also included.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
Similarity, Ratio and Proportion

Triangles and Quadrilaterals (2006)

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The program explains how triangles can be classified by side length and by angles, introducing the mathematical names. It then names and illustrates the different types of convex quadrilaterals. Study guides are available from VEA website. www.veavideo.com

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:24
Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Naming and Measuring Angles (2006)

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This program provides students with a lively introduction to key concepts involved with angles, such as how we define and write information about an angle, mathematical notation for rays, line segments and lines, and how to use a protractor.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Naming and Measuring Angles

Geometry, Part 2: Surface Area of Solids (2006)

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This programs shows how to measure the dimensions of common 3D objects. The calculations needed to obtain their surface areas and volumes are also illustrated. The solids featured are polygon-based prisms and pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. The recognizable objects used in this program vary from well-known snack containers to the pyramid of Cheops.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Geometry, Part 2: Surface Area of Solids

Geometry, Part 3: Volume of Solids (2006)

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This programs shows how to measure the dimensions of common 3D objects. The calculations needed to obtain their surface areas and volumes are also illustrated. The solids featured are polygon-based prisms and pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. The recognizable objects used in this program vary from well-known snack containers to the pyramid of Cheops.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:25
Geometry, Part 3: Volume of Solids

Geometry, Part 1: Areas of Two-Dimensional Figures (2004)

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--formulas for a parallelogram (square, rectangle, and rhombus)
--formulas for a trapezoid, triangle, and circle

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:27
Geometry, Part 1: Areas of Two-Dimensional Figures

Predicting Travel Time Using Line Graphs

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In this Cyberchase video segment, Harry wants to visit his grandmother. He decides that the cheapest way for him to get there is to travel by unicycle, but he wonders if he can get there before dark. Using a line graph, he tries to predict the amount of time it will take to travel the twenty miles, assuming he travels at a constant speed. Once he sets out on his unicycle, he charts his progress on a new line graph. After the first hour he appears to be ahead of schedule, but he is not able to keep up the pace and soon finds himself falling behind.

Calculating Rectangular Area | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must measure two differently-shaped parcels of land to determine which has a larger area. The CyberSquad uses tarps, fence posts, and finally a grid made out of rope to count squares and determine the area of each parcel.

Scale City: Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In

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Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

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