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Program Flyer: Geometric Transformations

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Content Provider   Fort Worth Museum of Science and History  2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Anne Herndon
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX  76107
United States
Phone: (817) 255-9521
Fax: (817) 732-7635
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 24 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   no minimum
Primary Disciplines   Mathematics, Problem Solving
Program Description   Ready for a mind-bending, shape-shifting approach to making geometric transformations? Using simple materials-scissors, tape and strips of paper-your students will create three-dimensional loops, then transform them into unusual shapes. We'll even create and explore mobius loop. What a hands-on experience to introduce or reinforce geometric concepts.

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.
Program Format   1. Session begins with students creating a simple paper loop, examining its angles, edges and faces.
2. Students predict what will happen if the loop is cut in half, then test their predictions.
3. Students create a figure made with two loops and use visualization skills to predict the shape of the object when it's cut in specific ways.
4. A 3-loop figure is created and students use problem solving skills to determine if order in which loops are cut will make a difference to the final figure.
5. Finally, students create a mobius loop, examining this unusual one-sided object.

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.
Objectives   explore faces, edges and angles of shapes;
transform objects through simple cutting techniques;
visualize and test how object change shape when transformed;
describe patterns;
use problem solving skills to predict future patterns.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
Use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Apply transformations

Problem Solving
Solve problems that arise in mathematics and other contexts.
Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Texas

(5.7) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student generates geometric definitions using critical attributes.
(5.8) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student models transformations.
(6.11, 7.11, 8.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student applies Grade 6, 7 or 8 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences, investigations in other disciplines, and activities in and outside of school.
(7.4) Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The student represents a relationship in numerical, geometric, verbal, and symbolic form.
(7.8, 8.7) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student uses geometry to model and describe the physical world.
(8.6) Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student uses transformational geometry to develop spatial sense
Program Length   50 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request and by published date(s) and time(s)

Program Date Program Time Network Time Registration Deadline  
All times below are displayed in Central Standard Time, as specified by the Content Provider. To view times in your time zone, login or create a profile.
11/19/2014 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM 11/05/2014
11/19/2014 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM 11/05/2014
11/19/2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 11/05/2014

Date/Time Notes   Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.
Program Cost   Point to Point Cost: $140.00
Point to Point Cost with Premium Service: $125.00 What's this?
By Request Cost: $140.00
By Request Cost with Premium Service: $125.00 What's this?
Cancellation Policy   We will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather or technical difficulties. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Unless special circumstances and/or networks are indicated on a program, then we can connect to you through our bridge (ESC Region XI) in a variety of ways. Connection options include

* Dial-In using ISDN (H.320) with the remote site initiating the call
* Dial-Out using ISDN (H.320) with Connect2Texas initiating the call at $100 per hour charge
* Internet connection IP (H.323) over the general commodity Internet
* Internet connection IP (H.323) using Internet2
* Direct connections to other Education Service Centers using the statewide videoconferencing network (TETN)

For technical assistance and or to ask questions about the connectivity options, contact Lori Hamm at (817) 740-7616.

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