Native American Geometry
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|A physical, proportional geometry that originates from the simple circle. A growing body of architectural and iconographic evidence suggests this geometry was a relatively common tradition and has been practiced for at least 2000 years. The site is divided into four areas: Foundations, Anthropology, Designs, and Education; it introduces this two-dimensional non-random geometry in a connect-the-point format, exploring the intellectual and cultural implications of pre-Columbian geometric traditions in the New World. It also provides a list of European mathematical ramifications of the designs.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Graphics, Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Euclidean Plane Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles, History and Biography, Art, Sociology/Anthropology|
|Math Ed Topics:||Multiculturalism, Minorities|
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