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Geometry Session 1, Part A: Quick Images
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Session 1, Part A:
Quick Images (10 minutes)

Picturing, both on paper and in your mind, is an important part of geometric reasoning. You can learn the mathematics of making accurate drawings, drawings from which you can reason. You can also learn to pay more attention to the geometry you see and to visualize with your mind.

In the following Interactive Activity, you'll stretch both your visualization and drawing muscles. You'll see an image briefly and then try to draw it from memory on a piece of paper. Note 2

This activity requires the Flash plug-in, which you can download for free from Macromedia's Web site. If you prefer, you can view the non-interactive version of this activity, which doesn't require the Flash plug-in.

Problem A1


For each image, what did you notice the first time you saw the shape? What features were in your first pictures?


Problem A2


What did you miss when you first saw each shape? How did you revise your pictures?


Quick Images Activity and Problems A1 and A2 adapted from Russell, Susan Jo; Clements, Douglas H.; and Samara, Julie. Quilt Squares and Block Towns. In Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, Grade 1 (pp. 18-19, 193, and 210). Copyright © 1998 by Dale Seymour. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc.

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