GRADE BAND: HS GEOMETRY Domain: Modeling With Geometry

Domain: Modeling With Geometry
Why this domain is a priority for
professional development
Real world applications
Modeling in high school is going to be a big stretch
for high school teachers
Modeling is motivational for students, not just in
geometry but throughout high school
Many employers will be looking for this type of skill
Key standards in this domain that pd
should focus on
The cluster “Apply geometric concepts in modeling
situations” provides good examples for introducing
teachers to modeling in general.
Fermi problems (do all the birthday cakes eaten in a
year fit into the University of Phoenix Stadium) introduce
teachers to important aspects of modeling such as
making reasonable assumptions and estimating.
Solving geometric design problems involves making
strategic choices about the simplicity versus complexity
of the model (easier here than with algebra and