Educator Resources for A Tangled Web
In this math game, students control a tiny robotic spider named Itzi, who lives with his family at the top of a strange old grandfather clock. On each level Itzi must find a safe path through an intricate maze of tangled webs, solving cunning angle puzzles as he goes. Students’ ultimate goal is to guide Itzi safely to the Warp Gate by applying their understanding of geometry concepts to various challenges. Note that students will not
control Itzi’s movement directly, but will instead rotate the giant cog to make Itzi rolls according to gravity. This aspect of game play enables students to explore angles, parallel lines, polygons, triangles, circles, and more.
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In this lesson plan adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an interactive game) to learn about basic geometry concepts. Students will explore angles, parallel lines, polygons, triangles, circles, and more while applying their findings to real-life situations.
Common Core State Standards Alignment:
CCSS.Math.Cont.8.G.A.5 Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles.”
9th and 12th Grade
CCSS.Math.Con.HSG-C.A.2 Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords.