SQUARE ROOTS AND PYTHAGORAS THEOREM BY - THE - DOTS
BONUS: Decoding Prehistoric Architecture
A Pythagorean Numberline results from a series of rectangles generated from a simple square. These are known as the Root Rectangles. The square roots of all whole numbers can be spatially generated from the simple square and built-in arcs.
The square is central to these exercises. The square is a shape that contains and generates square roots that are perfect for introducing practical examples of the Pythagorean Theorem. This is a hands-on connect-the-dot method. Then, as a Geometric Detective, you will find clues and familiar patterns and and then reconstruct evidence that a similar geometry was being practiced in the Prehistoric American Southwest, and Mexican civilization.
Native American Geometry: The cure for the Common Core.
Focusing on the Perfect Polygons, first the student enjoys a field day with a new skill (compass and straightedge work) and ends up with designs full of built-in Math lessons, 4th Grade -12th Grade. Math breaks free of its usual constraints, and with the lessons, students discover corollaries in the world around them, in nature and world cultures, plus they acquire a skill for life, for use in art and crafts, math, drafting, architecture, even designing new logos. And every bit of work is teaming with math lessons. When you do the art, Math erupts!
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