By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki
Part 3: Geometry
Students learn better if they get instant feedback, especially when they’re striving to understand complicated mathematical concepts. That’s why Curriki, with AT&T, has developed tools educators can use to create interactive math assessments that help students catch their mistakes right away so they can get right to work on improving them.
The interactive Geometry Collection comprises five units that teach the main concepts of Geometry:
- Unit 1 – Congruence, Proof, and Constructions talks about experimenting with transformations in the plane, understanding congruence in terms of rigid motions, proving geometric theorems and making geometric constructions.
- Unit 2 – Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry covers similarities, including transformations, proving theorems, defining trigonometric ratios and solving problems involving right triangles.
- Unit 3 – Extending to Three Dimensions explains volume formulas and how use them to solve problems, and visualizes the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.
- Unit 4 – Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates uses coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically and translates between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.
- Unit 5 – Circles With and Without Coordinates discusses theorems about circles, especially arcs and areas of sector, translates between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section, and applies geometric concepts in modeling situations.
How it’s Different Than the Tools You’re Using Now
The key advantage is simple: Curriki’s high-quality digital content gives students instant feedback.
Students take interactive quizzes that are scored in real time, a level of engagement not available with traditional assessments that they submit to the teacher to be graded later. Students can immediately see where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Thus, students will gain self-knowledge about their understanding of a topic or how deeply they have mastered a skill.
Our Sponsor, AT&T
AT&T is sponsoring the collections with a $125,000 contribution as part of the company’s investment in preparing students for success in school and careers through AT&T Aspire.
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. Curriki is thrilled to be part of that!
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives and is regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world. Learn more at Curriki.org.