This task is not meant to teach students what the same-side interior angle theorems are, but instead to enhance their understanding as to where these theorems (and others like them) can be found in the real world and how they can be applied.
In the project, students are given the task of making a frame out of card stock. I put students in groups of 3 to 4 to complete the task, instructing each group to make one frame.
I have two different set ups for this project for you to choose from. The first set up is very structured and tells students exactly how to make the frame (only one method), and then talks about the theorems in the follow-up questions. The second method is more centered around student thinking. There are opening questions and follow-up questions, along with a recommended YouTube video to enhance their learning. Groups are instructed to make a frame after discussing the opening questions as a class. This method allows for more creativity in how they create their frame, as well as more room for discussion of different methods.
My personal choice for Set Ups is the second one, but you can choose whichever you like! I am giving you both!
This is one of my favorite activities, and students really get a kick out of it. They enjoy seeing the finished product after and relating it to their learning. If you have time, I would definitely recommend this activity.