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Purpose and Description
Geometry lesson app provides a way to create measurement lessons for students of varying age and skill levels. It can be used for whole class presentation explaination shapes and measurement or with a student interacting with it to find various measurements as an activity.
This lesson type has a built-in method of checking responses without requirring the teacher to supply answers during lesson creation.
How it works: Play mode
On "My Lessons" page search for the lesson that you want to create. Use the filters to the right to streamline your search. Once you find the desired lesson, touch the "Play" icon located on the middle of the lesson to open it.
The questions are displayed on the top of the screen. The figures will be displayed on the center of the screen one at a time. The same question can be used for multiple figures. The students use the tools on the bottom of the screen to measure and find the solutions to the problem.
Students can use digital note pad to jot down the measurements or to write the formulae required to solve the problem.
At the bottom of the screen is the tool bar used for measuring the figure that can be selected by touching them and rotating them to measure the figure.Students can workout the problem by hand on the note pad before entering the measurements on the calculator.
After the "SUBMIT ANSWER" button is pressed the feedback screen shows whether the answer is correct or incorrect. The progress on the lesson is shown on top of the screen showing how many questions have been answered. If the answer is correct the student can advance to the next question. The bottom of the screen shows the number of the correct and incorrect answers.
If the student is done, he/she can advance to the next question by tapping the skip question button below the calculator.
If the answer is incorrect a retry is offered.
A restart button appears after all questions have been attempted once.
- Before starting with Snowflake MultiTeach®, make sure that you have registered for the MultiTeach® Lessons Community at https://mtlc.nuiteq.com/. Directions for registration can be found on the site.
- To access a previously created lesson, on the drop down just above the list of lessons select the "CREATED LESSONS" option from the Home Screen, a list of previously created lessons will appear in the list of lessons located in the middle of the screen.
- If a lesson type you are seeking is not listed, you can select the Community Lessons Icon to search for lessons directly from the Lessons Home Screen using the "Community lessons" option from the dropdown. Use the drop-down filter boxes to search by age group, lesson type, subject, and country. The lessons that meet your selection choices will appear in the list column.
Use the hamburger menu button on the top left corner to navigate through the lessons cloud app.
You can either look up the help docs, choose a different lesson type and open up the "MY LESSONS" page from this drop down.
The Manage Content Screen opens upon selecting the lesson type, where content for the lesson can be set.
Type in the title of the lesson on the top bar provided.
Select the "CREATE QUESTION" button once for each question you'll create in the lesson and type in the question.
"CREATE FIGURE" button allows you to type in the names of the various figure that the students will measure.
In the top of the Customize Content tab you can set up some general settings for your lesson.
Firstly what unit of measurement you will be using, and then you can pick a color for the shapes and their labels to make them stand out better against the background.
Right under the row with settings, a row for each question and each figure will be displayed. The rows for the figures are indented on the left side to show that they belong under a question.
For each question you have to select a category corresponding to the question text. If you are asking for outer angle, you would want to pick the category 'Outer angle' too. For some categories like length and angles you would also want to specify exactly which edge or angle you want the user to measure, this is done with the Edge/Angle dropdown that appear in those categories.
All figures will have a base shape, this is selected in the Shape dropdown on each figure in the Customize Content tab. Pick a shape that corresponds with the given figure name and make sure that the figure is compatible with the question type (For instance, you couldn't measure the radius of a square or measure the seventh angle in a triangle). Figures that aren't compatible with the question they belong to will be tinted red to display this.
The form of all figures can be altered by pressing the Edit button on their right side. This brings up a grid with a preview of the figure. To edit the figure, you move the handles/vertices by touching and dragging them until you are done. Then press the Save button to keep and update the figure. When editing the figure there is also a Randomize button that will create a new random figure of the same shape. The shapes Polygon and Regular Shapes will also have controls for changing the amount of vertices in the figure.
The Preview Screen, located in the top right of the interface, will display the current state of the lesson as you update your work. After you are done making the lesson, the Preview screen provides a way to play the lesson and check if any changes are needed.
At the bottom of the screen there is a toolbar containing tools that are used for measuring lengths and angles of the figure. The tools can be picked out from the toolbar by touching and dragging them, and they can be put back by dropping them on top of the toolbar or if they go outside screen. The tools can be rotated and moved by interacting with them using multiple touches.
The calculator is placed at the bottom right corner of the screen, it is used to aid in the calculation of the answer for the questions. When you think you have the final answer to a question entered on the calculator you press the Submit answer button located just under the keypad of the calculator. This brings up a screen showing whether the answer is correct or incorrect. At the very bottom of the calculator there is a button to skip the question completely, this will take you directly to the next question if there is one.
When an answer to a question is given by pressing the Submit answer button on the calculator or when the round is over, this feedback screen is displayed. At the top of the screen the question progress is displayed, showing how many questions have been answered. Under that, the question text and figure are shown. A message will tell you if your given answer was correct or incorrect, and you are given the option to try again if you gave the wrong answer, or progress to the Next Question whether the answer was correct or not. When all questions are answered and the round is completed, a button for restarting the Geometry lesson is displayed, labeled Restart. At the bottom of the screen the amount of correct and incorrect answer given are shown.
Above the Calculator there is a notepad that can be used for scribbling and taking notes about the problem that you are solving. Sketching the figure and writing the measured sides/angles will help you remember them. At the side of the paper two tools are provided, a pencil for drawing and an eraser for erasing. You can switch between them by touching the tool you want active, this is shown by a small arrow pointing towards the tool.
Geometry has four rules to choose from. Ordered is the default rule and the questions and figures are in the same order as the groups and content appear in the Manage Content tab. Shuffle questions only will display the questions in different order, but the internal order of the figures will remain the same. Shuffle figures only will display all the questions in the same order as the groups appear in the Manage Content tab, but the figures will be shuffled internally. Shuffle all will give you a randomized order with figures and their associated question.