Geometry:
Section 1
Sharpen the Basics for Geometry Success
The Master List of Legal Reasons
for Geometry
 The
Feeling of Power (a short story to get you thinking,
imagine a world where no one can do simple arithmetic, save one)
 THE
MENTAL MATH POWER ZONE (the very best
mental math tricks around)
 The
Pillars of Power (an intense multiplication refresher)
Print Version
 The
Ultimate Test of Fraction Prowess (interactive fraction
challenge guaranteed to give an intellectual high)
 The
1998 Challenge (order of operations like you've never
seen before)
 The
Equation Solving Test of Skill and the "Hidden Foo Foo Find"
(solve linear equations and color the hidden picture as you find the
answer/color codes)
 The
Crystalline Computer Virus "Fred"
(graphing lines using slopes and intercepts)
 Creating
"Graceful Networks."
 The
Master List of Legal Reasons for Geometry
Section 2
Geometry "Talk and Logic"
The Master List of Legal
Reasons for Geometry
36 Humorous Proof Methods (If
you've ever wrestled with proof, read these "alternate" methods
for proof solving. You may find yourself laughing at math yet!)
 Rotate
Polly Pirrahna
 Union
and Intersection an explanation
 An
"Intersection" problem. (The Three Neighbors Who
Didn't Talk)
 Welcome
to "VENN WORLD". (This world is made exclusively
of unions and intersections.)

(An addictingly fun
game of logic creation)
Section 3
Lines and angles everywhere...but where fore art thou Romeo?
 The
Master List of Legal Reasons for Geometry
 Find
Your Slope Mate (This many player game involves finding
your slope mate faster than the rest.)
 Make
an Origami Goose
Section 4
"Mirror mirror on the wall...What a cool reflection!"
The Master List of Legal
Reasons for Geometry
 Escher
Like Tessellation Showcase (See
some of the cool creations our people have produced using the isometries
of reflection.)
 Make
a Reflector Alien
Section 5
Prove it to me baby.
The Master List of Legal Reasons
for Geometry
Section 6
If you build it SYMMETRICALLY, they will come.
 The
Centroid (use
java sketchpad to explore the intersection of the medians of the sides
of any triangle)
 Quadrilateral
Coils (examine
strings of morphable quadrilaterals)
Section 7
Said the needle to the fly, "My PERIMETER is more than all your AREA."
 Area
of a Parallelogram
Learn how the formula for the area of a parallelogram was discovered
by cutting paper.
 Area
of a Triangle
Learn how the formula for the area of a triangle can be explained by
some twistin and turnin.
 Area
of a Trapezoid
A bit more twistin and we will get the area of a trapezoid.
 Finding
Areas of Irregular Figures

Area
vs. Perimeter Part 1

Area
vs. Perimeter Part 2
 The
Great Algebra Rectangle
 Pythagoras
was a real Unique (explore the history behind the
Pythagorean Theorem and find out how "school" got started)
 Customizable
Pythagorean Theorem Problems
 The
Ultimate Pythagorean Theorem Test (answer all 9 problems
correctly to reach the passworded treasure)
Printable
Version
Section 8
Break out the glasses...here come the 3D figures.
 Cube
No.1
 Cube
No.2
 Cube
No. 3
 The
DICE of the GODS (the story of the 5 Platonic Solids)
 Making
the DICE of the GODS (creating the 5 regular polyhedrons)
 Printable
Net to Make a Tetrahedron
 Printable
Net to Make a Cube
 Printable
Net to Make an Octahedron
 Printable
Net to Make an Icosahedron Top
 Printable
Net to Make an Icosahedron Bottom
 Printable
Net to Make a Dodecahedron Top
 Printable
Net to Make a Dodecahedron Bottom
 General
Directions for Making the Nets Above
Section 9
Skin vs. Guts...a messy story which must be told!
 Zig
and Grizelda Walk Through a Hole in a Piece of Paper
( the story of how it all began)
 Walking
Through a Hole in a Piece of Paper ( Here
is an activity that will really get you understanding what area is all
about. The results will amaze you.)
 Create
elevations for an Old School House
 Construct
a Rectangular Prism
 Construct
an Irregular Hexagonal Prism
 Construct
a Cylinder
 Construct
a Right Square Pyramid
 Construct
a TRUNCATED Right Square Pyramid
 Construct
a Right Cone
 Construct
a Net for a ROOF GABLE
 The
Great Tennis Ball Container Debate!!
Section 10
Build a City (Geometry in Architecture)
 Introduction
 Architectural
Slide Show (a tour of the basic and not so basic
polyhedral shapes in action)
 SIM
CITY (A
game that will forever change your perspective.)
 Pick
a Zone / Pick a Building (If you zone it and electrify
it and run a road to it, they will come!)
 Preliminary
Sketches (visual brainstorming, keep the good stuff)
 Top
View and Floor Plan
 Front
and Back Elevations
 Left
Side and Right Side Elevations
 Design
the Building Parts Nets
 Find
the Surface area and Volume of Each Net Part
 Transfer
Nets / Decorate Them / Build Them
 Put
the Parts Together to Make Your Building
 Final
Touches and Landscaping
 PHOTO
ALBUM
Section 11
Sometimes INDIRECTLY is the best way to get the POINT proven.
 Mystery
Symbols
 Who
Owns the Zebra?
 Guys
and Gals at the Beach
Section
12
That thing beautiful, smart, girls do called TRIG...watch out
 The
Legend of SohCahToa Mental Princess (this is an
overview of the longer legend for those of you in a hurry)
 The
Tree of Mysteries
(test your knowledge of trig ratios by
exploring this interactive tree)
 Printable
Trigonometric Ratios Test
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