### Turning the Triangle: Geometry and Dance

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### Sonia Plumb Dance Company 3.G.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures. 3.MD.8: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
DA:Cr3.1.3 b. Depict directions or spatial pathways in a dance phrase by drawing a picture map or using a symbol.
DA:Pr4.1.3 a. Judge spaces as distance traveled and use space three-dimensionally. Demonstrate shapes with positive and negative space. Perform movement sequences in and through space with intentionality and focus.

4.MD.6: Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure. 4.MD.7: Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
4.MD.5: Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement
DA.CN.10.4 b. Investigate an idea from another discipline of study and express the information through movement. Communicate how the movement expressed the ideas and what was learned from the experience through oral, written, visual or movement form.
DA.PR.4.4 a. Identify symmetrical and asymmetrical body shapes and examine relationship between body parts. Demonstrate shapes with positive and negative space. Move through general space with an awareness of the other dancers. Establish relationships with other dancers through focus.