"Triangles in Architecture"

Students find out for themselves why engineers use so many triangles in structures.

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Lines, Polygons and Angles Understands the concept "polygon" 

Can identify/describe common polygons

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Real World Connection: Geometry

"The ABC's of Architecture": When Penn Station needed a new front entrance, they called upon architect Frances Halsband, and she called upon her knowledge of geometry.

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Real World Connection: Polygons

"Inventing with Polygons": This inventor uses polygons to build amazing expandable structures. Featured: Chuck Hoberman.

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Master Class: Kay Toliver's "Triangles in Architecture" lesson

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