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Geometric Transformations

from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Ready for a mind-bending, shape-shifting approach to making geometric transformations? Using simple materials-scissors, tape and strips of paper-your students will create three-dimensional loops, then transform them into unusual shapes. We'll even create and explore mobius loop. What a hands-on experience to introduce or reinforce geometric concepts.

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $140.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00
By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $125.00


*Due to shipping costs, schools outside of the United States will be provided with a list of materials to gather for their program rather than a kit being mailed to your school.

Length

50 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



Booking Information

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather or technical difficulties. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX
United States

Let the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History come to you! You
and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Museum’s team
of experts without leaving your campus! Utilizing interactive distance
learning in the classroom, your students can explore science and history
with Museum curators, staff and special guests. These 50-minute
sessions correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards.

To register
for a program, please go to www.Connect2Texas.net and
click on Events.  Available programs are listed by date and time but you
can narrow down the search by selecting Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from
the program filter. If you would like to request a program on a specific date
and time, email distancelearning@fwmsh.org or call (817)255-9472.

Contact:
Anne Santana
distancelearning@fwmsh.org
817-255-9521

Program Details

Format

1. Session begins with students creating a simple paper loop, examining its angles, edges and faces.
2. Students predict what will happen if the loop is cut in half, then test their predictions.
3. Students create a figure made with two loops and use visualization skills to predict the shape of the object when it's cut in specific ways.
4. A 3-loop figure is created and students use problem solving skills to determine if order in which loops are cut will make a difference to the final figure.
5. Finally, students create a mobius loop, examining this unusual one-sided object.

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.

Objectives

explore faces, edges and angles of shapes;
transform objects through simple cutting techniques;
visualize and test how object change shape when transformed;
describe patterns;
use problem solving skills to predict future patterns.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National
Geometry

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
Use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Apply transformations

Problem Solving
Solve problems that arise in mathematics and other contexts.
Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.

State Standards

Texas
Mathematics

(5.7) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student generates geometric definitions using critical attributes.
(5.8) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student models transformations.
(6.11, 7.11, 8.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student applies Grade 6, 7 or 8 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences, investigations in other disciplines, and activities in and outside of school.
(7.4) Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The student represents a relationship in numerical, geometric, verbal, and symbolic form.
(7.8, 8.7) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student uses geometry to model and describe the physical world.
(8.6) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student uses transformational geometry to develop spatial sense