from Introduction: Native American Geometry: The cure for the C☺mmon C☺re.
“This is what Math looks like outside the box when you begin with a circle. Native American Geometry derives practical mathematical applications from easy artistic designs in a connect-the-dot format. Ages 9 and Up.
“Math breaks free from its usual constraints when students learn how to construct the perfect geometrical shapes: the perfect triangle, square and pentagon, and the hexagon, the octagon, and even a circle divided into twelve parts, like a clock. The skill and its mathematical apps are a connect-the-dot road to the higher maths. Inspires creativity, pattern recognition, spatial reasoning. Discover worlds of links to natural phenomenon and world cultures. Plus the compass work is a skill for life that can be applied to art and crafts, math, drafting, and for introductions to architecture, map reading, and astronomy. Or maybe for just designing personal logos. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you draw and construct, every piece of work is teaming with lessons about the higher maths.
When you do the art, Math erupts!”
Common Core Standards (min.):
Native American Geometry, multiple intelligences, multicultural mathematics, prehistoric, 4th-9th grade, printables, pythagoras theorem, pythagorean, protractor, angles, proportional constants, square roots, pi, phi, 360 degrees, exponents, sundial, solstice, equinox, symbols, drafting, graphics, architecture, Native Americans, math, geometry, middle school, 4th-9th grade, homeschool, homeschoolers, archaeology, Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito, Anasazi, Hohokam, Pueblo Indians, connect-the-dots, visual math, hands-on.