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Geometry Q3 Benchmark


Course Blog Post Directions:

  1. Obtain a real picture of the building you are assigned (you can include surrounding buildings if necessary).
  2. Download this picture to your computer and save it to your desktop.
  3. Take a picture of your building on your final drawing and send it yourself/download it on your desktop (you can include surrounding buildings if necessary).
  4. Open up the application called Pages. Choose a blank document.
  5. Drag your street picture and your final drawing onto this document.
  6. Place them side-by-side.
  7. Screen shot this picture. (To screen shot a photo you have to hold command, shift, and the number 4 down and a new cursor will appear. Drag the area of the picture you want to capture. The picture should now appear on your desktop.)
  8. Finally, go to the Geometry course on Slate and upload the side-by-side image to your new post. 

      New post should include:

o   Blue print and street pictures

o   Reflection

Reflection Questions:

  •   How does this project relate to the real world?

As stated in the original project description, many architects and construction workers use the methods we’ve used in this unit to measure the heights of buildings and other large constructions. It also relates to the real world because we used actual buildings in Philadelphia. We didn’t get them from some sort of online activity, we actually went outside and looked at real places that people have built (which is very cool). We used methods that required physical movement and not just sitting in a chair, and applied real-word situations to our techniques. These are some ways it relates to the real world. 

  •       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I would say the most exciting part of the project was being able to go outside. It was a little fun walking somewhere, taking measurements of real buildings and recording them down in a notebook like some sort of mathematician. It was fun working with my group members to get the measurements; it kind of felt like a game. A fun, educational game. I also really liked being able to write a proposal about the changes we all wanted to make to our buildings. That was fun. I can’t think of any part of the project that I particularly disliked. 

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned how to properly apply the methods we learned about to real-world situations, as mentioned briefly before. I also learned a little more about the street of 208 North 21st street, which was the block our group was assigned to. I learned more about how to manage time when you can’t just hop right on your computer and do everything at once. We had to factor in finding time to actually go outside when needed and get some measurements. I can’t remember ever having a math project like that here. Those are a few of the thing’s I’ve learned. 

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Quarter 3 Benchmark Reflection

​​This project relates to the real world in several ways. I say that because there are many occupations and careers that require you to do things such as measure buildings and craft blueprints. For example, if you wanted to be an architect, you have to go out and measure certain areas. This benchmark will help students who want to do this in their life. Not only that, but people who plan on renovating or buying something for whatever, they have to know how much they need of something or how tall something is.
In my opinion, there was no exciting part to this project. Throughout this entire project, I became sick due to the weather that was outside. Every time we went out I would come back sick. That annoyed me very much, but I had to do what I had to do. The least exciting part was going outside and getting the wrong measurements. Plus, I had to deal with breaking the tape measure. It made my life very difficult. I somewhat found it fun though to look on google maps and to reassure myself that my measurements were correct. That was kind of fun to not get down due to messing up the first time.
​That was kind of fun to not get down due to messing up the first time.
From this project, I learned a lot of information and different ways to measure and analyze measurements. I learned how to use the mirror method and the stick method. This made my life a lot easier, although I found that the counting method was most accurate. I also learned patience and discipline. I had to wait to get certain things done so that my measurements would be accurate. 
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Q3 Geo Benchmark Reflection

1)  This relates to the real world, and can be practically used.  If you need to know the height of something, and don’t have the ability to (or are too lazy to go and get the proper tools) these methods are quite useful.  All one needs to use these methods are are a mirror/stick and a tape measure, instead of some complicated surveying tool.
    Also, these methods are just some of the ways similar triangles can be used.  Variations of these methods can be used to determine distance, or angles.  It is simply making a smaller version of what you are measuring, and then multiplying it based on a proportion.

2)  The most exciting part of the surveying project to me was the surveying itself.  I enjoyed the calculating and the recording and the measuring.  It was also my least favorite part.  When we were measuring, we constantly had to watch out for cars.  We had to abandon our attempt more than once because the mirror we were using was in the street (we quickly found the obvious answer to that problem).  It was also creepy, because we were just standing there looking at people’s houses, and did not want to look suspicious.

3)  From completing this project, I learned much.  I had previously thought that similar triangles were basically useless, just something we had to learn in math class.  This project proved me wrong.  There are, in fact, quite a lot of uses for them.  I also learned that mirrors do have uses outside of making sure you look good.  They are used in the mirror method, which is what i used to measure the buildings.  This method is very imprecise, but does give you a general idea of the height of what you are measuring.
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Q3 geometry benchmark reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?

It shows the work of architectures. How they have to draw blue prints and making building designs. It shows how measuring and using math really does matter when you get a job such as architecting and building.  

 What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least
exciting portion to this project and why?
I think the most exciting part was going outside, getting lots of fresh air. Except it was a little awkward measuring someone else's house. It was cool to go outside and having the teachers trust us enough for us to do our work fluently and efficiently. The least exciting part was doing the poster and trying to draw stones because their not perfect so when you try to perfectly draw them imperfect to the point where they are perfectly imperfect you gets stones that are not perfectly imperfect. And it's annoying

What did you learn from completing this project?

That maybe being an architect is not for me at all and that I would hate the job. 
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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

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How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world simply because it involves everyday math. In the real world, no matter what it is that you are doing, it involves math. This project also relates to the real world because measuring houses and making modifications to buildings, and even creating blueprints are things that citizens to as a career such as architectural designing and engineering. In the real world, people are always making modifications and finding ways to make things new and more efficient. 

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion of this project would be the "blueprint." I think this was the best part, because this portion gave us the opportunity to expand our creativity and use perspective drawing. I liked this portion a lot because one of my goals in life is to become a professional architect and creating a blueprint fitted this category perfectly. 

The least exciting portion of this project would be actually going outside and measuring the houses using one of the methods taught. I didn't like this portion because during the time it was freezing cold and jotting down notes and measuring the houses wasn't pleasant. I would of liked this portion more, if the weather was better.

What did you learn from completing this project?

After completing this assignment, I learned how powerful triangles were in the math world. I understood that when using the stick, mirror, or even the shadow method, the shape of a triangle played an important role. I also learned that you should always explore multiple methods for calculating and measuring height and width because the results may very. For example, when I did the mirror method, my measurements weren't as accurate as opposed to duplicating my body height to get the actual building's height.
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Hamlet Close Reading- Rose

Shakespeare as a writer has affected many different people. He teaches about loss and anger throughout his plays. As a play Hamlet is a prime example of how he mixes anger into the grieving of losing someone close to you. In the passage, Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 147-164, Hamlet displays the sense of neglect he feels after his fathers death. He starts off by calling out in exasperation and frustration in the opening quote “Heaven and earth”. This shows you right away that he is confused about what to feel. He continues this part of the speech with “Must I what it fed on” which indicates that he is seeing his mother lose independence and become reliant on his uncle. This creates a dilemma in which Hamlet no longer has his mother to depend on because she is no longer independent or strong. The next part “Let me... name is women” proves that his mother's lack of dependence gives him a negative view of women. He is calling women weak because of the weakness his mother has displayed. He no longer has a prime example of what a strong woman looks life. Hamlet only goes on to further point out the neglect and disappointment he is feeling from his mother. He does this in the lines “A little month... married with my uncle”. This is the point of the speech where he really goes into depth on his feelings of the remarriage between his uncle and mother. He says that his mother mourned less than a beast would with it’s mate. He goes as far as to say that when his mother was mourning with visible tears at his father’s funeral it was fake and that she hadn’t even waited for the shoes to break in before she remarried. Hamlet is thoroughly displaying his disappointment at this point. He is in despair with the outcome of remarriage. He is hit with the strange reality that he is the only one still grieving over the death of his father, the king of Denmark. This leads him to feel neglected because he is grieving and no one is with him. He continues stating his disappointment with the next lines “My father’s brother... incestuous sheets”. In this part he uses the imagery of his lack of similarity to hercules to draw attention to how he is feeling about how distanced he feels from his uncle. Claudius may have been his father’s brother but holds no fatherly affection in the eyes of hamlet. His final end to the speech with the lines “It is not... hold my tongue” show further signs of neglect. He has no one to tell his disagreements to. He can not tell his mother for she is dependent on his uncle whose is the one that stole her independence. She has torn the bond between her and hamlet by forgetting his father so quickly. He is left to store these feelings, his disappointment and confusion, inside himself. This is enough to drive anyone mad through neglect.

Here is my keynote:
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Soy de la Oposición!

Antes de que la unidad, no sabía mucho sobre Hugo Chávez. He visto en las noticias una vez. Sin embargo, yo sabía muy poco sobre de él. Esta unidad me ayudan a entender el punto de vista de la oposición y los chavistas. No me gusta Hugo Chávez porque él trata la gente de Venezuela horrible. Él es un hombre muy egoísta. También Hugo Chávez tiene muchos rasgos de un dictador.
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“Mi Mural del Amor” Conarroe St.

“Mi Mural del Amor” - Taylor Thomas
Mi nombre es Taylor y vivo en la ciudad de Filadelfia. La parte de Filadelfia donde vivo en es Roxborough. La historia de Roxborough es muy interesante. Roxborough era una ciudad en la ciudad por hombres ricos que eran dueños de ingenios. Los hombres construir enormes edificios para las mujeres mayores. Los hombres construir los edificios de la avenida del canto. Este nombre procede de la cresta de Schuylkill río y el arroyo Wissahickon. Roxborough y Manayunk se separan de la ciudad debido a la cala. En Roxborough hoy, mucha gente de mi edad, dieciséis, tienen novios y novias. Si usted es un niño y no juega un deporte que no tiene una novia. Si eres una chica y no ponge maquillaje en y viste bien o no tienes un novio. Para ser aceptado en Roxborough ayuda tener un novio o novia. Esto demuestra la historia, porque los hombres tenían algo que hacer por las mujeres en su vida.
El arte es la expresión. Permite que otras personas sepan cómo se siente alguien. Se trata de mostrar tus sentimientos lo que sientes sin palabras. Mi mural es arte porque muestra lo que creo que es mi barrio. Expresa lo que siento. El papel del arte público es expresar cómo se siente una persona sobre un tema público. Muchas personas no piensan que el arte de la calle es arte. La gente piensa que es solamente vandalismo. Creo que es mucho más. Está diciendo a la gente que lo ve que se trata de un comunicado. Las personas que no les gusta el arte de la calle no sabe cómo se lo agradezco.

Mi mural muestra muchas cosas de mi barrio. Hay muchas relaciones estereotipadas. Los niños que practican deportes de salir con mujeres hermosas y populares. Mi mural tiene un lado con los atletas varones. El otro lado tiene mujeres hermosas. El centro cuenta con una línea de corazones. Los corazones representan el amor. Los niños y niñas representan las personas en las relaciones. La historia detrás de mi mural tiene que ver con los hombres ricos que se construyen grandes casas para sus mujeres. Deportes solía ser algo en lo que sólo los ricos podían participar. Los hombres ricos fecha las mujeres bonitas. Ha elegido el color era azul para el fondo. Esto representaba las fábricas en las que trabajaban los hombres ricos. el mensaje que estoy tratando de comunicar es que Roxborough es muy tradicional. No ha cambiado mucho entre hombres y mujeres ya que los hombres ricos que eran dueños de las fábricas.

Mi obra de arte debe ser considerado arte debido a la historia y el significado de la obra. No creo sin embargo muchas personas se consideran arte. Yo no creo que lo consideraría arte porque no es fácil ver el significado de inmediato. Mi opinión sobre mi obra es extraño. Creo que sería mejor si yo tenía fotos de los molinos, o utilizar un método diferente de arte. Yo podría haberlo dibujado o pintado, pero las revistas eran más disponible. Me gusta la parte del trabajo que tengo. Estoy orgulloso del mural.

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Nuestras Actividades

Mi nombre es Bella. Tengo 14 años. Soy bastante deportista. Es pre que eso que yo juego basketball, softball, y soccer. Soy súper boba. Por lo tanta yo me gusta bailo. Me encanta como y duermo.
Mi amiga Srt. Manuel. Teien 48 años. Ella es muy trabajorda. ES por que le gust escribe y estudia.
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Diario: Chavez

Antes de esta unidad, no sabía quién era Chávez. Pensé que era una persona muy importante, que él es. Sin embargo, parece que la gente lo odiaba. Sinceramente he no tenido ninguna pista acerca de él. Pero a medida que aprendemos más acerca de él, saber que él es un hombre malo para aumentar el hambre y la pobreza. Esto me hace no como él porque si eres Presidente de un país, no debe dejar que su país entra hambre. Es decir, creo que Chavista sería un mejor Presidente, pero vamos a ver qué pasa.

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crossing boundaries

​Group Podcast:

Melanie Harrington
Anna Davies
Traevon Gray
Jenny Perez
Naihema Powell 

This podcast focuses on different boundaries that most people are forced to cross through their lifetime. From when they're a child being brought up (Naihema w/ parental boundaries), from when they are an adolescent, what things they must go through to have a little fun (Anna w/ fun boundaries), from when they're a young adult or adult going through relationships (Jenny w/ relationship boundaries), from when we're just starting to understand the world (Traevon w/ power boundaries) to when they're full grown and working, perhaps as a teacher (Melanie w/ educational boundaries)

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Soy Chavista...por bien or por mal

Creo que Hugo Chávez fue un hombre de intenciones respetables. Hizo mucho para los pobres y fue muy interesado en la gente de Venezuela. Tenía mucho apoyo de la gente, pero hubieron muchos que no apoyan sus policias. En esto aspecto, tenía mucho en común con nuestro Presidente. Para mi, sus acciones con la economía y sus alianzas con dictadores de otros países no fueron sabios, pero tenía el interés de la gente en mente. Fue muy antagonista con el E.E.U.U., pero no significa que es un dictador en su país. Pienso que la palabra "dictador" solo pertenece a los líderes que no son amistosos con nuestros. Chávez no cometió genocidio o instauró policias crueles, pero ganó mucho dinero por su mismo. No fue perfecto y, la mayoría del tiempo, fue casi embarazoso. En otras palabras, es un Presidente.
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Yo soy de la oposición!

Description de Hugo Chávez.

Hugo Chávez comenzó como una persona buena con muchos sueños de hacer Venezuela mejor. Los primeros días todo fue bien asta que el comenzó a decir que el quería cambiar la constitución. Chávez si a cambiado Venezuela, pero lo cambio para lo pero. El crimen de Venezuela a subido, cuando sales de tu casa quieres de ver tu espalda todo el tiempo. Asta en tu casa quedes de tener quitado porque hay personas que rompen la puerta y te roban todo. Si Chávez no era un dictador el hacer todo lo que el podría para ayudar a su personas. No solamente un grupo.


Chavez era un hipocrita, maligno dictador, la muerte de Venezuela. La oposición, que nunca votarían por ese hombre. Él acaba de hacer las cosas van cuesta abajo en Venezuela.

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¡Soy de la Oposición!

Para mi, Hugo Chávez era un dictador. Aunque ayudó los pobres, que pisoteó a otras personas a hacerlo. Nunca escucha de Hugo Chávez antes el unidad, excepción de la canción en la clase de español. Por lo tanto, nunca he tenido una opinión sobre él. Ahora me enteré de que era un hombre horrible que acaba de hacer algunas cosas bonitas pocos. Desde que se aprovecha de la gente, yo estoy en contra de él.
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¡Soy Chavista!

Mi Diario 

Antes de la unidad cuando pensén en Chávez que nada a mi mente porque yo no sabía quién era. Sin embargo, una vez la unidad pensé era una mala persona, basada en los comentarios y cosas que la gente decía sobre él, además de sus partidarios. 

Me enteré que mucha gente sabía que él era y también que le gusta en su país porque hicieron una canción sobre él. Además, el país está en buenas condiciones por lo tanto era una buena persona y no todo el mundo la gusta pero toda era una buena persona. 

Estoy trabajando en su país en la clase de historia y están en una condición estable, también ayudan a otros países, por tanto, yo votaría por él. Si mi país está bien, eso significa que el Presidente y sus partidarios están haciendo un gran trabajo. La gente está contenta por lo que fue un gran líder.

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El Medio

Antes de la unidad, yo no sabiá que Hugo Chavez. Yo había oído su nombre antes. Cuando yo pensaba Hugo Chávez, pensé en un lider y un hombre de habla española. Hugo Chávez es un hombre que ha hecho grandes cosas para su país en mis ojos. Creo que habla lo que sentía. 
Aunque tenía muchos ideales culturales que no estoy de acuerdo con. Su pueblo lo amaba, lo adoraba y pensaban en él como un gran líder. Por lo tanto, yo lo respeto. Me enteré que hizo muchos programas sociales para avanzar en los pobres. Él se preocupó por el bienestar de su pueblo y ofreció ayudar a América muchas veces. Yo soy en el medio por que yo necesito más información de Hugo Chávez. La información no necesito un opinión de una gente que no pensaba. 
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¡Soy Chavición!

Aprendí mucho sobre Hugo Chavez en este unidad. Aprendí cosas muy bien, y cosas muy mal también. Por eso, soy los dos: Una Chavitista y una parte de la Oposición.

Aprendi sobra la devicion en Venezuela. Hay muchas personas que 

Aprendi mas de Chavez. Como el encanta el petroleo. 

Soy Chavitista porque el hice mucho para las pobres en Venezuela y los EE UU también. 

Soy una parte de la Oposición porque Chavez fue amigos con Iran y North Korea, y a un American, este es mal. 
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Soy Chavista. ¿Tal Vez?

Por un lado Chávez sería un dictador, solamente porque su acciones no son lo que otros 'presidentes' hacen, pero yo no sé el fue un dictador. 

Después de todo, el fue un representante electo-- la gente votó por él. Porque yo soy estadounidense, es difícil para mi decir pero desde lo que yo leo, Chávez ayudó el pobre y más personas son involucrar más que nunca. Chávez usó el dinero desde petróleo para las programas sociales. Para mi, este es no lo que un dictador haría. 

No soy Chavista, porque no sé quien sería mejor por Venezuela. No sé si votaría para él porque dependería en quien otros candidatos. 

Sólo por el hecho de que él es no como un presidente americano, no significa un dictador.
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¡Soy Chavistas!

Antes de la unidad peinsé Hugo Chavez fue un bien líder porque cuando leé el articulo en su muerte la personas en Venezuela mirá triste y algunos fueran llorando. Quien escuché su nombre piensé cosas mas o menos como petroleo, presidente por vida y dictador. Aprender que Chaves fue un bien presidente para la mayor parte y dio petróleo barato para bajos ingresos americanas.
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¡Soy de la Oposición!

Antes la clasé unidad, Para mi Hugo Chavez fue un dictator. Apoyo nuestro en emigo porque no le gusto George W. Bush. Palabras que vinieron a mente fue dictator, socalism, gas, patrelom, devil, fox news, y venezula.  No aprendi mucho porque yo leer mucho sobre hugo chazev y Venezuela.  Yo era pobre y en la probeza, yo no voto por chazev porque hay 67%  probeza en Venezuela porque de programas socialistas como salud y education de Chazev.
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