Happy Homeschool Day at the Austin Zoo!
It’s going to be 80 degrees and sunny, a great day for learning outdoors. We will be there featuring our geometry kits. But we are bringing other great projects too with examples with instructions. The event is preregister only, but you can make these great math projects anytime.
Template Folder Here. Beside to print at 100% size
GEOMETRY KITS & CALIPERS
Full Blog Post about Geometry Kits and Calipers
Geometry kits can be used in lots of ways to make various polygons, fun moveable designs and your own creations. You can print the segments from 110 cardstock or trace onto a cereal box.
Build Calipers to find ratios and proportions all around the zoo.
- Link to Caliper Kit Template
- Link to Cardstock Calipers Activity
- MoMath Rosenthal Prize Lessons: Building a Tool to Deepen Understanding
ICOSAHEDRON FROM GOLDEN RECTANGLES
Icosahedron is a 20-sided 3D shape, made out of three golden rectangles with side lengths that obey the golden ratio (1:1.618033…).
This icosahedron can be built with cardboard and yarn. Check out the blog for information on how to build your own. Link to Icosahedron Template
CONIC SECTION MODEL
Conic sections are created by slicing a cone at various angles. Check out the blog for information on how to build your own.
This model can be built using cardboard, cereal boxes, foam, and many other materials!
Tips when using a template:
Napier’s Bones are a manually operated calculator created by John Napier in 1612. Check out the blog for information on how to build your own.