# educator RESOURCES

## flossville resources

### Guiding Questions

Enrich your students' online experience with Flossville Town Park by using the questions below to discuss key math concepts. To help you stretch your students’ thinking, we’ve included a variety of questions that span the hierarchy of thinking skills, as indicated in italics at the end of each question.

**Safety First!**

Discuss some reasons for covering the playground area and the picnic area. *Comprehension*

Are the reasons the same for both areas? *Evaluation*

Is covering one area more important than covering the other? *Evaluation*

What must you do first in order to calculate the area? *Knowledge*

How will you separate the figure into regions? *Application*

What formulas do you need? *Knowledge*

**Bring Your Own Food**

Describe reflections as we use the word in everyday language and explain how it is related to mathematical transformations called reflections. *Analysis/Synthesis*

Explain how symmetry is related to reflections. * Comprehension/Synthesis*

What math is involved in placing the picnic tables? *Knowledge*

How can you verify your placements? *Comprehension*

Create a different arrangement of the picnic tables that involves transformations of the geometric figures. *Synthesis*

**Ahoy, Matey!**

Do you think that including a pond in the park is a good idea? Defend your answer. *Evaluation*

What is a remote control boat and how does it work? *Knowledge/Comprehension*

How do you determine the size of the pond on the grid? *Application*

How can you decide whether or not 50% of the pond is in the afternoon shade? *Analysis*

Why is the information about the shadow of the lamp post included? *Application/Analysis*

What math is involved in calculating the amount of dirt that must be removed? *Knowledge*

How will you use the information describing how much the scoop holds? *Comprehension/Analysis*

How will you use the information describing how many gallons are in a cubic meter? * Comprehension/Analysis*

**Who's Hungry?**

Is including a snack bar in the park a good idea? Support your answer. *Evaluation*

Why does the mayor want the snack bar near the intersection of the paths? *Evaluation*

Describe a rotation. What is the meaning of rotating something 180 degrees? *Comprehension*

Explain how to calculate the size of the snack bar on the grid. *Comprehension*

**Alley Oops!**

What are some reasons that a skateboard area is a good addition to the park? *Evaluation*

What might be some reasons that people would not want this area to be included? *Evaluation*

What measurement must you calculate first in order to find the area of the ramp? *Comprehension*

How will you determine this needed measurement? *Analysis*

Explain the Pythagorean Theorem. *Comprehension*

What type of transformation is used to move the skateboarder along the rail? *Knowledge*

Demonstrate how to perform a translation on a coordinate plane. *Application*

**Light the Way!**

Why is it important to light the entire path? *Evaluation*

Why would a park designer be concerned about how much of the area is covered by a light? *Evaluation*

What information do you need to know about the lights in order to answer the question? *Analysis*

What math is involved in calculating that information? *Knowledge*

Explain the Pythagorean Theorem. *Comprehension*

Why is the Pythagorean Theorem needed when finding the distance between the lights? *Comprehension*

Is there any other way to solve this problem that does not involve the use of the Pythagorean Theorem and if so, what is it?*Analysis/Synthesis*