Architecture

The ABC's of Architecture

Synopsis:

"Seeing your drawing come to life and become a real building is absolutely fantastic." When Penn Station needed a new front entrance, they called upon architect Frances Halsband, and she called upon her knowledge of geometry.
Running time 03:05 minutes

 


Real World Connection: Geometry

Polyhedrons
Students construct polyhedrons from polygons.
Subject: Mathematics
Topics: Geometry
Grades: 3 – 6
Concepts:
– Polygon
– Polyhedron
Knowledge and Skills:
– Can identify/describe common polygons.

Download Activity: Polyhedrons (PDF)

 

Triangles in Architecture
Students find out for themselves why engineers use so many triangles in structures.
Subject: Mathematics
Topics: Geometry (polygons)
Grades: 3 – 7
Concepts:
– Polygon
Knowledge and Skills:
– Can identify/describe common polygons
– Understands how the shape of a structure affects its rigidity

Download Activity: Triangles in Architecture (PDF)

 

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