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Stick-eometry: Geometry From Sticks

Stick-eometry: Geometry From Sticks


Using pencils or other sticks, plus tape and rubber bands or elastic, students make their own toys that can transform from triangles, to pentagons, and pentagrams... or from hexagrams to cubes, and square bottom pyramids! This is a mostly hands-on workshop experience, in which students can work at their own pace. Jay demonstrates several ways to construct these fascinating geometric manipulative toys, and discusses their relevancy to practical geometry. Measurements of perimeter and area are covered for squares, rectangles, triangles, and pentagons. Some students will have successfully completed a working model by the end of the class. Please allow time and space during and after class, for them to share their skills and knowledge with each other.

  • Date: Friday, September 24, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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