The Common Core State Standards call for a complete rethinking of geometry in grades 8-11. Instead of basing everything on congruence and similarity postulates, as is traditional, the idea is to build on a foundation of geometric transformations: translation, rotation, reflection, and dilation.
In order to teach this effectively, it is important to have a solid understanding of the underlying math, as well as ideas for rich activities for students. I have been teaching transformational geometry for twenty years, and have a lot to share. This three-day workshop will cover:
This workshop does not overlap with Hands-On Geometry.
Check out my big-picture analysis of the Common Core State Standards for high school math.
I am happy to offer a workshop on transformational geometry to your school or district. Contact me.