Are You a Golden Ratio?
Students explore the concept of the golden ratio in nature and architectural design. They discuss examples such as petals on a sunflower and the Parthenon. In small groups they take turns measuring their body parts to find a golden ratio.
6th - 8th Math 9 Views 19 Downloads
Conversations with Inches and Centimeters
Measurements in customary units and measurements in metric units. How do you convert inches to centimeters? How do you convert centimeters to inches? Have your mathematicians find things in the classroom that are less than a rulers...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Phi: The Golden Ratio
Fe, phi, fo, fum. This activity leads pairs to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence. The pairs find that the Fibonacci sequence can be found in many places. A discussion with the class shows that the ratios found...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
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