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Geometry & Measurement. SEAMEO QITEP in MATHEMATICS Yogyakarta, October 5 th & 7 th 2013 ILHAM RIZKIANTO. I see what you mean. Kanisza Figure. Central feature of geometry.

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Geometry measurement

Geometry & Measurement


Yogyakarta, October 5th & 7th 2013


I see what you mean

I see what you mean

Kanisza Figure

Central feature of geometry

Central feature of geometry

A central feature of geometry is learning to ‘see’, that is, to discern, geometrical objects and relationships, and to become aware of relationships as properties that objects may or may not satisy.

Let s move the bookcase

Let’s move the bookcase

Imagine Considering moving a bookcase from one room to another, but not being sure if it would fit through the doorway. If you did not have a ruler, how might you find out without actually moving it?

The essence of measurement

The essence of measurement

The key aspect of any measuring is to make a comparisons. One way to do this is to decide on a unit and to have some way of replicating the unit (or breaking it up into smaller sub units) and juxtaposing this with the thing to be measured.

The connection

The connection

Mathematics is not only connected to the world of numbers.

In Geometry, the issue is to understand the space around us. It is related to the two- & three- dimensional world and the related shapes & figures.

Measurement is aimed at quantifying our physical environment. The emphasize in this process makes measurement the connecting link between arithmetic and geometry.




Activity 1 live up the paper

Activity 1: Live up the paper

Lay the first sheet down on the table. Lay the second one partly on the top of the first, so that the top-left corner of the upper piece coincides with the top-right corner of the lower piece and the bottom-left corner of the upper piece coincides with the left edge of the lower piece.

Repeat this with several more pieces. What do you notice?

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Activity 1: Live up the paper

You may discover that some pieces coincide. You may be surprised at the shape you see emerging. This shape will tell you about angles involved.

Now, try to find at least 4 questions that could be used as follow up questions for this activity.


Geometry tidbits

Geometry tidbits

Every teacher should have his/her own special collection of geometric tidbits – short little puzzles, problems, and curiosities in geometry to warm up the class, to gain attention, to involve, to challenge, to maintain interest, or simply to give a change of pace.

Geometry tidbits 1

Geometry tidbits 1

Move just three dots to form an arrow pointing down instead of up.

Geometry tidbits 2

Geometry tidbits 2

A solid has this for both its top and front view. Draw its side view.

Geometry tidbits 3

Geometry tidbits 3

How many rectangles are in this figure?

Activity 2 popcorn holder

Activity 2: Popcorn Holder

Take two pieces of the paper. Take the first piece and curl it in potrait orientation so it forms a tall, thin cylindrical shape. Take the other one, do the same but in landscape orientation so it forms a shorter and fatter cylindrical shape.

If you were to fill each of these cylinders with popcorn, which one do you think would hold more? Or, do you think they would hold the same amount?

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Activity 2: Popcorn Holder

This activity is intended to explore the volume of cylinders with the same lateral areas and to see the connection between volume and area.

Now, try to find at least 4 questions that could be used as follow up questions for this activity.


The core teaching principles of rme

The core teaching principles of RME







Activity 3 tangram

Activity 3: Tangram

Mark points at the following coordinates: (0,0), (0,2), (1,1), (1,3), (2,2), (2,4), (3,1), (3,3), (4,0), (4,4)

Connect the following points with a line segment to create a tangram set: (0,0) and (4,4), (0,2) and (2,4), (1,1) and (1,3), (1,3) and (4,0), (2,4) and (3,3)

Cut out the tangram pieces and create an animal or object using all seven pieces

Activity 3 tangram1

Activity 3: Tangram

There are 13 possible tangrams altogether that are in the form of polygon. Of these 13 tangrams, one is a triangle, six are quadrilaterals, twoare pentagons, and four are hexagons.

Try to find all those 13 tangrams.

Activity 3 tangram2

Activity 3: Tangram

BIG IDEA: How a shape can be composed and decomposed, or its relationship to other shapes, provides insights into the properties of the shape

The geometric thinking involved has to do with the invariance of area under moving of the pieces, as well as trying to imagine a silhouette shape as decomposed into the puzzle pieces.

Activity 4 make your own system

Activity 4: Make your own system

Construct your own measurement system “from scratch” according to following outline:

1. Choose some commonly available object to define the basic measurement unit. Measure your height with this unit.

2. Define related units of linear measure that are more convenient for dealing with much bigger and much smaller things. Use them to specify the distance from Yogyakarta to your home town, the length of football field, the width of A4 paper,and the thickness of the RME book.

3. Define related units to measure area and volume. Use them to specify the area of A4 paper and one much larger object of your choice, and the volume of a bottle for dispenser and one much smaller object of your choice.

4. Make conversion tables that relate your system to the metric system.

5. Compare your system to the metric system. In what ways is it better? In what ways is it not as good?

Please send the written result of this activity

in word ducument to

[email protected]



What have you learned ?

One quote for you

One quote for you

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”― Albert Einstein

Geometry measurement

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