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Google Earth Voyager Story: The Geometry of Castles

Google Earth Voyager Story: The Geometry of Castles

During Medieval times, castles were fortresses, mini-cities where the royalty lived, and symbols of power. Most castles were tall, imposing structures. But why were they so tall? Was it just for symbolic reasons, to allow a king to show his center of power and influence? In this exploration, we will explore the geometry of castles in order to better understand why they were built the way they were.

This is part of a collection of Google Earth Voyager Stories that use Google's mapping technology to explore relevant math stories. To see the complete collection of the Google Earth Voyager Stories, click on this link.

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Grade Range 9 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Geometry
    • Angles and Planes
        • Applications of Angles and Planes
Copyright Year 2019
Keywords angle, line of sight