ERIC Number: EJ548143
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Allium To Zircon: Mathematics and Nature.
Harrell, Marvin E.; Fosnaugh, Linda S.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v2 n6 p380-89 May 1997
Discusses how nature can illustrate mathematical structures and concepts in the classroom. For example, the upper surface of a typical leaf structure illustrates the notion of tessellating with polygons. Also lists classroom applications and hands-on activities such as growing crystals to investigate the natural forms of polyhedra and measuring angles formed by the faces of minerals in their crystalline form. (AIM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A