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Analyzing its Geometry and Energy Efficiency | Treasures of New York: "Hearst Tower"

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Students solve a real-world mathematical problem involving the area of a triangle and learn about how energy conservation is applied to architectural design using video from Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower. Utilizing text-dependent discussion questions and classroom activities called “teaching tips,” students have an opportunity to take a deep dive into mathematics, STEM content and the arts.

Blossom and Snappy Build Scale Models | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy learn about scale models and how they are used in the design and construction of buildings. They visit an architectural firm, a construction site, Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery, and Clark Atlanta University Science Center. They learn how to build their own scale model of a house.

Thinkport | Finding Reflections in Landscape Architecture

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Learn about reflections through examples from landscape architecture in this video from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students identify reflection lines in photographs of designed landscapes. Next, they draw a triangle and graph its reflections over the x-axis and y-axis. They then consider changes in coordinates that result from these reflections. To get the most from the lesson, students should be comfortable graphing in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Transformations in Landscaping" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.

Thinkport | Congruence and Transformations in Landscape Architecture

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Explore congruence, transformations, and composition of transformations through examples involving landscape architecture in this video from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students find examples of translations, rotations, reflections, and their composition in the classroom or on school grounds. They wrap up by considering whether any two congruent objects can be related by a sequence of transformations. To get the most from the lesson, students should be familiar with rotations, reflections, and translations. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Congruency and Transformations in Landscape Architecture" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.