Course:        Mathematics/English/Art, Grade 8

Teacher:       Mr. De Simone


Due Date:     Friday, December 19, 2018


Assignment:  2-D Geometric Shapes


1.     Your task in this assignment is to design and create a colour insert for a CD cover.


2.     Specifications for CD Cover Insert:









     IDEA: Make up a pseudonym for your favourite band/singer.


  1. Each student must now accurately measure the 2-D geometric shapes and then during the class presentation he/she must:


a.     Include a minimum of one (each) of the following formal shapes: 

Circle, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Triangle, and Trapezoid

b.     You can combine any of the formal shapes listed above

c.     Describe the geometric shape(s)

d.     State the size of the shape(s) (in cm or mm)

e.     List the formula(s) for both perimeter/circumference and  surface area of each shape.

f.      Using the formula(s), provide a detailed solution/answer stating the actual total surface area and perimeter/circumference of each shape.

     NOTE:  Modification:  For selected students only. The circle is optional, and does not have to be one of shapes included for this assignment.

  1. Students may use the following during his/her presentation:
    1. Blackboard, chart paper, and/or bristle board
    2. Computer with presentation software (eg. MS PowerPoint)


  1. All students will be evaluated based on the following 2-D Geometry CD-Cover and Presentation Rubrics.


  1. Colour Considerations for the CD covers:



Logos and design work will typically appear somewhat flat to allow for immediate and subconscious brand recognition. Donít overdue it with colour, you can achieve powerful effects simply by varying the value of a colour; use a full range of lights to darks



Cool Colours

Blue, Green and purple are considered to be calming colours that tend to recede.


Blue - Truth, inspiration, wisdom, protection, understanding, good health, happiness, peace, fidelity, harmony in the home, patience.

Green - Abundance, good fortune, generosity, money, wealth, success, renewal, marriage, balance.

Purple or Violet - Success, idealism, higher psychic ability, wisdom, progress, protection, honour, divination


Warm Colours

Red, yellow, orange are considered to be exciting colour that tend to pull to the foreground.


Orange - Encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction, sudden changes, control, power, change luck.

Pink - Love, attraction, romance, spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, togetherness.

Red - Health, energy, strength, courage, willpower, to conquer fear or laziness.

Yellow - Intellect, imagination, power of the mind, creativity, confidence, gentle persuasion, action, attraction, concentration, inspiration, sudden changes





Student Name:  _______________________


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4


Shows no evidence of computation

Includes basic computations.

Includes correct computations, shows at least 2 correct computational approaches

Includes correct computations, an multiple computational approaches

Approach to the problem

Did not show any strategies to solve the problem

Begins but does not complete solving the problem.

Begins the process of solution, but leaves out some details.

Clear, organized method shown. Equations can stand alone.


Attempted, but did not complete to state the understanding of the problem

Minimal understanding shown or stated.

Shows understanding of the problem

Demonstrates logical reasoning. Solutions are shown sequentially.


Explanation is unclear, and confusing to the reader.

No sources cited.

Explanation of the process is unclear and/or incomplete. Few sources cited.

Explanation is clear but needs more details for depth.

Sources are cited

Explanations are concise, and shows clear understanding.

Sources are cited.

Organization Of Thought

Lacks organization, and work is disjointed.

Shows attempt at organization, but does not complete all the elements of the project

Work shows organization.

Work is clear and organized. Includes a diagram, blueprint, or step-by-step analysis.




Student Name:  _______________________


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4


Presentation shows poor organization and lack of preparation

Presentation shows signs of organization but some parts do not seem to fit the topic

Presentation is organized, logical, and interesting

Presentation is very well organized, logical, interesting, and lively


Some student preparation is shown

A fair amount of student preparation is shown

An adequate amount of student preparation is shown

A great deal of student preparation is shown


Small amount of material presented is related to the topic

Some material presented is not related to the topic.

Almost all material presented is related to the topic

All material in the presentation is related to the topic


Language used is hard to follow and understand

Some language used is hard to follow and understand

Most language used is hard to follow and understand

Language used is well chosen, easy to follow and understand


Poor use of aids and support materials (diagrams, overheads, maps, pictures); did not support the topic

Adequate use of aids and support materials; most supported the topic

Good use of aids and support materials; almost all supported the topic

Excellent use of aids and support materials; all aids supported the topic    

Delivery Many words unclear; voice was monotonous; spoke too quickly or slowly; no pausing for emphasis; voice too low to be heard easily Some words unclear; voice somewhat varied; spoke too quickly at times; some pausing for emphasis; voice sometimes to low to be heard easily Most words clear; voice often varied, interesting, generally spoke at the correct speed; frequent pausing for emphasis; voice loud enough to be heard easily Words clear; voice frequently varied, interesting, generally spoke at the correct speed; effective pausing for emphasis; voice loud enough to be heard easily
Audience Audience not involved or interested Audience somewhat involved, sometimes interested Audience involved and interested Audience very involved and interested