Hopewell Geometry

This Hopewell Geometry assessment also includes:

The Hopewell people of the central Ohio Valley used right triangles in the construction of earthworks. Pupils use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine missing dimensions of right triangles used by the Hopewell people. The assessment task also requests that individuals determine the measure of an angle using trigonometric ratios. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a quick review of the Pythagorean Theorem prior to the assessment task
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with finding approximates for square roots and operating with square roots
  • Pupils should know how to find angle measurements using trigonometric functions

  • Rubric provides alternative solutions
  • Contains a section to help teachers analyze the performance of their classes

  • Some of the text on the task handout is blurry