Google Earth Trip

This Google Earth Trip unit also includes:

A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search for tessellations, and apply transformations to the images.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class analyze local landmarks to make the activities more relevant
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need access to Google Earth and GeoGebra
  • Resource is intended for scholars in a capstone course who have already completed the traditional high school math sequence
Pros

  • Provides student exploration sheets
  • Lists possible strategies for differentiation and extension
Cons

  • None
Common Core