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View Resource Geometric Systems in Architecture

Lessons that include deriving formulas for volume by building rectangular prisms, identifying geometric solids by constructing cubes, tetrahedrons, and octahedrons, and identifying geometric patterns found in ceiling and wall tiles. Additional lessons deal with geometric systems manifested in the crystal structure of minerals. Students are introduced to three-dimensional figures in nature, in the...

View Resource Geometric Shapes in Architecture

A unit designed to improve students' understanding and appreciation of basic geometric shapes used in architecture. It describes various plane geometric figures and discusses in detail the properties of several of these figures. Perimeters and areas of polygons and circles are computed.

View Resource Energy Efficient Architectural Design and Model Building

A unit designed for middle to high school level math teachers who want to illustrate the principles of scaling, ratio, and proportion in a concrete way through model building, and for science teachers who want to teach practical energy efficient design principles, with particular emphasis on passive solar design. Recommended for 7th-12th grade basic math and science.

View Resource Mathematics and Architecture

Linked essay on architecture and mathematics as the study of patterns. With references and other related web sites.

View Resource U.S. Green Building Council

Building "green" buildings is more than just a guideline for the U.S. Green Buildings Council; it's their primary goal and passion. With over 7500 member organizations, their number includes representatives from all sectors of the building industry who are dedicated to promoting buildings that are "environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work." While some of their...

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