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## Parallelogram Activity

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**Parallelogram Activity**• Take a blank piece of paper from your folder. • Task: the teacher will describe a pattern. You try to draw it based on the description. • Work alone! • Do not talk. • Do not look at each other’s papers. • Take notes during the lecture.**Draw a Parallelogram**• Parallelogram (height = 2 in.; width = 4 in.), skewed 45 degrees to the right.**Draw a Venn Diagram**• Symmetrical Venn diagram consisting of three 1 inch diameter circles • Centered in the middle of the parallelogram • Area in the middle of the Venn diagram where all three circles overlap**Draw a Star of David**• Draw a Star of David to the left of the Venn Diagram, consisting of two equilateral triangles with 1 inch edges.**Draw a Peace Sign**• Draw a Peace Sign, with a diameter of 1 inch, to the right of the Venn Diagram.**Draw a Sine Wave Above Parallelogram**• Amplitude = 1 inch • The top edge of the parallelogram defines amplitude = -1 • Starts at top left corner of the parallelogram • Ends at top right corner of the parallelogram • Completes exactly three cycles**Rate Your Confidence Level 1-10**• 1 = not confident at all • 10 = very confident that your drawing is correct • Write your rating on the back of your paper in large font so I can see it from the front**5 Minutes**Assign Group Roles Read the “Description of Roles” Determine who at your table will take each role.**5Minutes**Now Work as a Team • Do not make marks on your original drawings. • Take out a clean piece of paper and appoint an official drawer for the team • Work together to draw the pattern described • Use all your notes and original drawings • Ask any questions of the professor (raise your hand if there is a question) • Consult with other teams if you wish • Each team must produce ONE CONSENSUS DRAWING**1 = not confident at all**• 10 = very confident that your drawing is correct • Write your rating on the back of the team paper in large font so I can see it from the front Rate Your Confidence Level 1-10 in Your Team**1Minute**Grade Your Drawings • Compare both your individual and team drawings to the one below. • Assign each of your drawings a grade of A-F.**2Minutes**Lessons from the Parallelogram Activity • Individually write down 3 ways the team drawing experience differed from the individual drawing experience. • Individually write down one insight about how this may relate to teaching and learning.**5Minutes**Lessons from the Parallelogram Activity • As a team, share your experiences and insights • Be prepared to share one agreed upon insight from your team