## Lesson framework - Collaborating in Google Docs

In this shared google doc activity students in Year 7 will collaborate and populate a table in a google document with properties of geometrical figures. This will create an essential glossary. They can construct this knowledge using their textbook, the internet, their prior knowledge or their peers. The final product will be a single shared document that is reviewed by the teacher and discussed as a class with reference to the syllabus’ online glossary (http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/mathematics/mathematics-k10/glossary/). It would then be printed as notes for each student, if required.

**Topic:**Properties of Geometrical Figures**Syllabus outcomes:**The Australian Curriculum outcomes for this area in Stage 4 (Year 7) are- communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols (MA-1WM)
- recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning (MA4-3WM)
- classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles (MA4-17MG)

**Lesson goals:**By the end of this topic students will understand:- The properties of triangles, recognise, label, name and classify them
- The properties of quadrilaterals, investigate the properties of special quadrilaterals (parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, squares, trapeziums and kites)
- Distinguish between convex and non-convex quadrilaterals
- Classify special quadrilaterals on the basis of their properties

**Complex concepts:**By the end of this topic students will understand,- How they can collaborate in a google document to construct their knowledge
- The similarities and differences between geometrical figures
- The minimum amount of information required to define a geometrical figure

**Description of how learners collaborate:**The class all work in the one google document during the lesson after a quick three minute introduction from the teacher. The first row of the table is completed as an example for students to emulate. Students should also be reminded that all changes can be identified and about appropriate use of technology and respect for others work. This is to prevent students deleting or changing others work. The essential rule will be that if a row has content in it then someone has already begun working there and they must start a new row. In addition time will be allowed to return to the document and reflect on what everyone has written and whether it can be improved upon.**Sample google document below:**