The Golden Ratio—Measuring Up

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Discover a body of gold. The class reviews the concept of a ratio and how to write one in the second of a seven-part NCTM series on measurement. Groups work together to make body measurements and compare their ratios to the Golden Ratio.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson in working with CCSS.Math.Conten.6.RP.A.3a
  • Have the class research other places they can find the Golden Ratio
Classroom Considerations

  • Groups need string and measuring tapes or yardsticks
Pros

  • Contains teacher reflection questions to use after the lesson
  • Includes suggestions for assessment
Cons

  • None
Common Core