Day 37 – Postulates, Axioms and Theorems oh my

Today, I had my first taste of proof and it was not pretty.   I made a rookie mistake of not thinking through the whole lesson.  If I did, I would have copied the material for them to paste in to their notebooks.  Beyond that, I did not expect how difficult the concept of proof would be.  As I go through the year of learning how to teach Geometry, I think this will be one of the many lessons I learn and I look forward to learning.

I am testing some materials from the Meaningful Math Curriculum for Geometry this year and this is the first lesson I found a way to fit into my unit plan.  I was impressed by the questioning behind the axiom exercise and I look forward to using it some more in the upcoming days/weeks.

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