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ERIC Number: EJ861144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Bursting with Geometry
Cipoletti, Beth; Wilson, Nancy
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v15 n4 p222-231 Nov 2009
This article describes an activity that introduces the Lithuanian holiday tradition of decorating with straw ornaments in geometric shapes. By building a Lithuanian sunburst star with straws, students explore a number of geometric relationships and reinforce their mathematical vocabulary. It also provides an excellent foundation for a multicultural or multidisciplinary unit connecting geometric concepts with those from other disciplines. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A