
 Gale Schools  Lesson Plans  Secondary: Math  Ecology 
  Students will create a 10 foot X 10 foot model rectangular (Cartesian) coordinate axis system in sample area outside using string. Students will toss several cutout polygons into the coordinate area. Students will collect sample species from the area where the polygon lye. All results will be sketched, labeled and recorded. 
  At Level 2, the student is able to: Comprehend and Apply these concepts: translations, rotations, reflections, Cartesian Systems, polygons, coordinate geometry, area estimates using graph paper, sampling types, congruency, scale factors and scale drawings. 
  At Level 3, the student is able to: Synthesize new ideas related to and Evaluate concepts: translations, rotations, reflections, Cartesian Systems, polygons, coordinate geometry, area estimates using graph paper, sampling types, congruency, scale factors and scale drawings. 
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