Real Life Parallels

This Real Life Parallels unit also includes:

There's no parallel to a great resource. Scholars take part in three lessons in which they investigate parallel lines in real-world situations. They search for and take pictures of parallel lines in and around the school, develop artwork that includes parallel lines, and find parallel lines on street maps.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest to see which classmate creates the most creative artwork, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with angles created by parallel lines and a transversal
  • Requires a variety of materials; see the resource for a complete list
Pros

  • Provides some journal writing prompts
  • Includes strategies for differentiation
Cons

  • None
Common Core