REFERENCE: Connected Mathematics Prentice Hall, Investigation 1: Bees and Polygons, page 76
At the beginning of this unit, you were asked to think about the characteristics of different shapes and how unusual a shape can be and still be a triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, or hexagon. You were also asked to think about the relationships among these shapes. It is now time to design your final project.
You can present your project in several different forms or combinations of forms. You may decide to present your information as a book, a poster, or a set of posters, a story, a report, a mobile, a movie, a slideshow, or any other appropriate form that you design. Whatever form you choose, remember that what you have to demonstrate and explain in your project are the following things:
- The characteristics of the following shapes: triangles, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, octagons
- The relationships among the shapes listed above.
- Examples of things that you find in your environment that are of these shapes
Use the information that you have collected, plus what you learned from your study of this unit, to prepare your final project. Be certain your project shows
- All the facts that you know about the relations among the sides of the polygons. Consider properties of all polygons and properties of special polygons such as squares, rectangles, and other parallelograms.
- All the facts you know about the relations of angles of polygons. Again, consider properties of all polygons and properties of special polygons.