Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday 1/8/14

All Classes : we watched Donald in Mathemagic Land.  And answered the questions below.  It is due when I see you again.
donald in mathemagic land
  1. Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician. What are some of the mathematical contributions he made?
  2. What is a Golden Rectangle? Why is it important in architecture and art? Look around you right now. Do you see anything that looks like a Golden Rectangle in your classroom? 
  3. Pythagoras wrote, “Everything is arranged according to number and mathematical shape.” What do you think he meant by this? Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
  4. What are some ways that math is a part of your daily life? What about the lives of the people in your community? The government?
  5. Can you suggest some ways that math is present in nature?
  6. The video refers to a number of games that rely on geometric or other math principles in order to be played. What were some of these games and how is math used in them? What other games do you know of that use math principles in some way? 

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