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Get The Math

Get The Math | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
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This was actually a really cool find. There are a few "challenges" presented in the form of videos to students to figure out. The one that involves geometry most is the challenge regarding video games. Though the focus is on slope, other connections could be made such as to the Pythagorean Theorem. All of the problems on this site are math-related and have actual application in real-world situations. Not only that, but these situations are things students would be interested in: music, fashion, sports, video games, and movies. 

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Math Gifs - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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There are a myriad of different .gifs which can help show students what different formulas or relationships in math mean geometrically. Using these animated .gifs can help to make your lesson "come alive". Who knows, maybe it will get your students to be interested enough to do further investigation/analysis on their own.

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Maths ROTW 11 - Pirate Trigonometry - Mathematics teaching - TES Mathematics - TES Community

Maths ROTW 11 - Pirate Trigonometry - Mathematics teaching - TES Mathematics - TES Community | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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This is an awesome way to get students to get engaged with drawing triangles in order to analyze different topics in trigonometry. I mean, really, who has never wanted to be a pirate at least once in their lifetime? Like Craig says in the video, learning to draw figures based on information given in words is an invaluable mathematical and geometric skill.

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Tiling Torment

Tiling Torment | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
A classic chessboard puzzle with a twist.
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This blog post that I found was interesting because it is a way to think mathematically and geometrically but typically does not come up in a high school math curriculum. It's useful because it engages a new level of thinking for your students. Many of the entries in this blog present interesting math problems and ideas that can be used to deepen or broaden mathematic concepts. For example, this entry might be used as supplementary material with teaching tesselations. 

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Earth's Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns - Wired Science

Earth's Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns - Wired Science | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
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This is a really interesting piece about what some might call a natural geometric phenomenon. While the actual math involved my be far advanced for high school students, the concept is not at all. It's a really neat natural event that can be explained mathematically which might encourage students' willingness to learn math and geometry,

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Amazing Video Shows How Beautifully Math Translates Into Life

Amazing Video Shows How Beautifully Math Translates Into Life | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
A new video shows exactly how equations translate into what we see and do every day.
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This article talks about a video which essentially shows a formula, how it's modeled in a diagram, and then how it's represented in the real-world. There are several examples of different branches of mathematics exhibited in this short video including geometry. Definitely a must-see for any math-lover

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The pattern principle: For centuries, basic geometry shapes look of home décor

The pattern principle: For centuries, basic geometry shapes look of home décor | Geometry outside of Geometry Class | Scoop.it
Circles, triangles and squares. One of the first things we learn as children are basic geometric shapes. And they stay with us throughout our lives.
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This article provides an interesting view on Geometry and how it influences real-life. With its explanation of why Geometric print/cloth/design is so intriguing, it might help to intrigue students as well. Helping to answer the dreaded question: "When will I ever use this in the real-world?" 

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