Geometry Projects

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  1. TxMaThTeAcHeR

    TxMaThTeAcHeR Rookie

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    Hi Guys!
    I'm just looking to see if anyone has any good geometry projects.. we have been talking about angle pairs and transversals - alternate int/ext, ect. Anyone know any good projects that could take up the two days before thanksgiving break?!
    Thanks!
     
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  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    We did something with fractals when I was in geometry. I don't remember all the specifics, but it was pretty neat. We also studying spherical geometry.

    You could look into something with pool...so many angles to work with in this game.
     
  4. wrice

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    For general geometry, I distinctly remember as a kid going around confirming pi with as many circles as you could find- clocks, Coke cans, basketballs and hoops, man hole covers....

    Angle pairs and transversals makes me think of the road map of Washington D.C. Perhaps kids can analyze that map for congruent angles, then design their own city map that meets your requirements...

    In physics, angle of incidence equals angle of refraction for both reflected light and bounced balls (shine a light straight at a mirror and it shines straight back, or in at a 45 degree angle it will go out at a 45 degree angle.) Maybe do some experiments, make some periscopes for peering around corners...
     
  5. ChristyF

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    This may be too elementary, but a workshop I went to recently had some awesome middle school projects where they did Mardi Gras floats for a geometry project. (Shoebox floats)
     

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