Mathematics / Year 7 / Measurement and Geometry / Geometric reasoning

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior angles when two straight lines are crossed by a transversal (ACMMG163)

Elaborations
  • defining and classifying pairs of angles as complementary, supplementary, adjacent and vertically opposite
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Co-interior angles,  Corresponding angles,  Horizontal planes

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The amazing 'angle-a-tron'

Lost your protractor? Well, find out how to make an 'angle-a-tron'. This might just be the coolest mathematical tool you've ever used. Measure all sorts of angles. It's easy with an angle-a-tron!

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The geometer's warehouse

This web-based, multimedia resource focuses on the geometry of the Stage 4 and Stage 5 Mathematics syllabus. It comprises 70 dynamic html worksheets, each exploring a different outcome in Stage 4 and Stage 5 geometry.

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Numeracy wrap: Race across transversals

Interactive activities that guide students to explore angles in parallel lines.

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Geometric reasoning including parallel lines and angle sum of a triangle

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses geometry from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on geometry and includes information regarding parallel lines and the angle sum of triangles. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain ...

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TIMES Module 9: Measurement and Geometry: introduction to plane geometry - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the initial ideas of plane geometry. Points and lines are introduced as fundamental objects in the study of geometry. Angles and parallelism are the initial areas of attention in a more formal approach to geometry that occurs from year 7.

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Work sample Year 7 Mathematics: Geometric reasoning

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 7 Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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Angles and parallel lines: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Angles and parallel lines. Students identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior angles on parallel lines crossed by a transversal (a line that intersects two or more parallel lines).

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The Geometry and Algebra of Honeycomb - Calculate

This integrated unit of work explores the amazing structures of honeycomb by examining the properties of regular and irregular polygons and polyhedra. Students then move on to solve problems using geometric and algebraic reasoning.

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Measurement: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of measurement ideas. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in measurement including teaching and cultural implications.

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Shapes and objects: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students build on their knowledge of two-dimensional shapes. They classify triangles according to their side length (scalene, isosceles, equilateral) and their angle properties (right, acute, obtuse). Students identify and describe different quadrilaterals ...

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MathXplosion, Ep 50: How to use a tetrahedron to solve the tree problem

How can you place four trees exactly the same distance apart from one other? By making a model! By using miniature trees to make a model of the problem, it becomes clear that a 2D solution is impossible. We learn how objects can help us visualise the problem situation, which in this case requires a 3D solution: a tetrahedron.

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Using Pythagoras' Theorem (Simulation)

An interactive simulation in which students use Pythagoras' theorem can be used to find distances.

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TIMES Module 13: Measurement and Geometry: construction - teacher guide

This is a 30-page guide for teachers that explains the central role of construction and presents examples of constructions.

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Examples of Pythagoras' Theorem Part 1

An animated tutorial demonstrating the application of Pythagoras' theorem through some worked examples, followed by a interactive quiz.

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MathXplosion, Ep 10: What is the strongest shape?

Are triangles really the strongest shapes ever? If so, why? Learn how and why right-angled and equilateral triangles have been used in engineering, architecture and design through the ages.

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Modelling climate changes

There is a saying: 'climate is what you expect and weather is what you get'. |Understanding climate change is very difficult for most people, especially when the weather we experience is different from the information we are given by scientists about the climate changing. The difference is that weather reflects short-term ...

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Maths inside bees and beehives

Bees are necessary for assisting many plants to produce the food we eat, including meat and milk. Colony collapse disorder, which describes the disappearance of beehives, could have catastrophic effects on food production. Australian scientists are applying their maths and science knowledge to build up a picture of a healthy ...

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Numeracy wrap: Parallelogram peculiarities

Interactive activities that guide students to investigate properties of parallelograms.

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Renovate, Calculate!

A student resource that explores the use of mathematics in the trades. Highly interactive investigations into ratio, areas of special quadrilaterals and right-angled trigonometry.

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Numeracy wrap: It's what's inside that counts

interactive activities that guide students to explore the interior and exterior angle sums of polygons.