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VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cylinder |
3D Geometry Animation: Cylinder
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Cylinders | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Octahedron |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Octahedron
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Pyramid |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Pyramid
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Pyramids | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Rectangular Prism |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Rectangular Prism
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Rectangular Prisms | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Tetrahedron |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Tetrahedron
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Triangular Prism |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Triangular Prism
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry
In this program we explore the properties of three-dimensional figures. We do this in the context of two real-world applications. In the first, we look at the three-dimensional structure of Mayan pyramids. These stair-step structures provide a unique opportunity to also explore sequences and series. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprism |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprism
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Triangular Prisms | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, 1 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 1: Introduction.
We visit ancient Greece to learn about the Platonic Solids. This provides an introduction to the more general topic of three-dimensional figures. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprisms 2 |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprism Folding Out into Two Pyramids
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, 2 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 2: Pyramids
Rectangular Prisms. Mayan pyramids are essentially stacks of rectangular prisms. The volume of each successive level is a percentage decrease of its lower neighbor. This introduces the notion of a geometric sequence and series, including an infinite series. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Pyramids | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, 3 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 3: Cylinders
The Shanghai Tower in China is a stack of cylindrical shapes, where each successive layer is a percentage decrease of its lower neighbor. As with the previous section, this introduces the notion of a geometric sequence and series. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Cylinders | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals
In this program we explore the properties of quadrilaterals. We do this in the context of two real-world applications. In the first, we explore the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright as an application of squares and rectangles; in particular, we look at his Fallingwater house. |
Applications of Quadrilaterals | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, 1 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, Segment 1: Introduction
Stonehenge is best known as a circular structure. But it’s the post and lintel construction used that is noteworthy, and this type of construction involves quadrilateral shapes. |
Applications of Quadrilaterals | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, 2 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, Segment 2: Squares and Rectangles
Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Falling Water is also a stunning assembly of quadrilateral shapes. |
Applications of Quadrilaterals | |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, 3 |
VIDEO: Geometry Applications: Quadrilaterals, Segment 3: Parallelograms and Trapezoids
The Puerta de Europa towers in Madrid bring parallelograms front and center. These tilted towers, looking like modern-day towers of Pisa seem to defy gravity, but rely on the stability brought about by its quadrilateral structure. |
Applications of Quadrilaterals | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cone |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cone
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Cones | |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cube |
VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cube
This is part of a series of video animations of three-dimensional figures. These animations show different views of these figures: top, side, and bottom. Many of these figures are a standard part of the geometry curriculum and being able to recognize them is important. |
3-Dimensional Figures and Cubes | |
Math in the News: Issue 38--December 7, 1941 |
Math in the News: Issue 38--December 7, 1941
12/7/11. In this issue we look at the heroic work of salvaging and retrofitting many of the ships sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. |
Surface Area and Volume | |
Math in the News: Issue 39--Monument to a Hero |
Math in the News: Issue 39--Monument to a Hero
12/12/11. In this issue we look at the MLK Memorial and the special properties of granite that presented some design challenges in the construction of the statue. |
Surface Area and Volume | |
Math in the News: Issue 42--The Burj Khalifa Tower |
Math in the News: Issue 42--The Burj Khalifa Tower
January 2012. In this issue we look at the Burj Khalifa Tower, made popular with the release of the Mission Impossible movie. |
Applications of 3D Geometry | |
Math in the News: Issue 44--Sunk: The Costa Concordia |
Math in the News: Issue 44--Sunk: The Costa Concordia
January 2012. In this issue of Math in the News we analyze how the Costa Concordia sank. |
Surface Area and Volume | |
Math in the News: Issue 53--Titanic: A Century Later |
Math in the News: Issue 53--Titanic: A Century Later
April 2012. In this issue of Math in the News we analyze the sinking of the Titanic. It has been a hundred years, yet the story of the sinkin g of the Titanic still fascinates. |
Surface Area and Volume | |
Math in the News: Issue 56--The Freedom Tower |
Math in the News: Issue 56--The Freedom Tower
May 2012. In this issue of Math in the News we look at the architecture of the Freedom Tower, now that it has become the tallest building in NYC. |
3-Dimensional Figures | |
Math in the News: Issue 8--Tornado Damage |
Math in the News: Issue 8--Tornado Damage
5/9/11. In this issue we look at tornado season. In particular we study why the swirling winds of a tornado are so damaging. |
Data Analysis |