Science Museum Math Exhibit
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|A museum exhibit on triangle tilings that contains sophisticated concepts such as tilings of the sphere and the relation between tilings and the Platonic and Archimedean solids: the sum of the angles of a planar triangle is always 180 degrees. Repeated reflection across the edges of a 30,60,90 degree triangle gives a tiling of the plane, since each angle is an integral fraction of 180 degrees. Figure 1 shows the exhibit's visualization of these ideas. Jeff Weeks has written a Macintosh version of the science museum math exhibit called KaleidoTile.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Museums, Topic Tools Miscellaneous|
|Math Topics:||Triangles and Other Polygons, Elliptic & Spherical Geometry, Symmetry/Tessellations|
|Math Ed Topics:||Visualizations|
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