TEKS

These are the resources that support this TEKS Standard.

TEKS-6-8C

There are 85 resources.
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VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry

In this program we explore the properties of three-dimensional figures. We do this in the context of two real-world applications. In the first, we look at the three-dimensional structure of Mayan pyramids. These stair-step structures provide a unique opportunity to also explore sequences and series. In the second application we look at the Shanghai Tower as an example of cylindrically shaped structures.

This video includes a video transcript: https://media4math.com/library/video-transcript-geometry-applications-3d-geometry

This video includes a Teacher's Guide: https://www.media4math.com/library/geometry-applications-teachers-guide-3d-geometry

3-Dimensional Figures

VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 1: Introduction.

We visit ancient Greece to learn about the Platonic Solids. This provides an introduction to the more general topic of three-dimensional figures.

This video includes a video transcript: https://media4math.com/library/video-transcript-geometry-applications-3d-geometry-segment-1-introduction

3-Dimensional Figures

VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 2: Pyramids

Rectangular Prisms. Mayan pyramids are essentially stacks of rectangular prisms. The volume of each successive level is a percentage decrease of its lower neighbor. This introduces the notion of a geometric sequence and series, including an infinite series.

This video includes a video transcript: https://media4math.com/library/video-transcript-geometry-applications-3d-geometry-segment-2-pyramids

A Promethean Flipchart is available for this video: https://www.media4math.com/library/promethean-flipchart-geometry-applications-3d-geometry-1

3-Dimensional Figures, Pyramids

VIDEO: Geometry Applications: 3D Geometry, Segment 3: Cylinders

The Shanghai Tower in China is a stack of cylindrical shapes, where each successive layer is a percentage decrease of its lower neighbor. As with the previous section, this introduces the notion of a geometric sequence and series.

This video includes a video transcript: https://media4math.com/library/video-transcript-geometry-applications-3d-geometry-segment-3-cylinders

A Promethean Flipchart is available for this video: https://www.media4math.com/library/promethean-flipchart-geometry-applications-3d-geometry-2

3-Dimensional Figures, Cylinders

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cone

This animated sequence shows a cone from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Cones

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cube

This animated sequence shows a cube from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Cubes

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Cylinder

This animated sequence shows a cylinder from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Cylinders

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Octahedron

This animated sequence shows an octahedron from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Pyramid

This animated sequence shows a pyramid from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Pyramids

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Rectangular Prism

This animated sequence shows a rectangular prism from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Rectangular Prisms

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Tetrahedron

This animated sequence shows a tetrahedron from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Triangular Prism

This animated sequence shows a triangular prism from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprism

This animated sequence showsan antiprism from top to bottom.

3-Dimensional Figures, Triangular Prisms

VIDEO: 3D Geometry Animation: Antiprism Folding Out into Two Pyramids

This animated sequence shows an antiprism unfolding into two pyramids.

3-Dimensional Figures

Math in the News: Issue 8--Tornado Damage

5/9/11. In this issue we look at tornado season. In particular we study why the swirling winds of a tornado are so damaging. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 9--Mississippi Floods

5/16/11. In this issue we look at the flooding along the Mississippi. In particular we analyze the flooding along Memphis, Tennessee. We develop a model for predicting the amount of flooding. Note: The download is a PPT file.

To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Volume

Math in the News: Issue 13--Living Near Volcanoes

6/13/11. In this issue we explore the volcanic eruption in Chile that resulted in a huge plume of smoke and ash that was miles high. We explore the viscosity of lava that makes such eruptions possible. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Volume

Math in the News: Issue 15--Fracking for Oil

6/27/11. In this issue we look at the technology of hydraulic fracking. In particular, we estimate the amount of drilling required for such wells. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Volume

Math in the News: Issue 27--Emerging from the Ashes of 9/11

9/19/11. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 911, we look at the geometry and architecture of the Freedom Tower, currently under construction. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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3-Dimensional Figures

Math in the News: Issue 35--125 and Counting

11/14/11. In this issue we commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. We also look at the geometry and architecture of this monument. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume

Math in the News: Issue 37--A Parade of Geometry

11/28/11. In this issue we look at the geometry of parade balloons. Note: The download is a PPT file. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume

Math in the News: Issue 38--December 7, 1941

12/7/11. In this issue we look at the heroic work of salvaging and retrofitting many of the ships sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume

Math in the News: Issue 39--Monument to a Hero

12/12/11. In this issue we look at the MLK Memorial and the special properties of granite that presented some design challenges in the construction of the statue. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume

Math in the News: Issue 44--Sunk: The Costa Concordia

January 2012. In this issue of Math in the News we analyze how the Costa Concordia sank. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume

Math in the News: Issue 53--Titanic: A Century Later

April 2012. In this issue of Math in the News we analyze the sinking of the Titanic. It has been a hundred years, yet the story of the sinkin g of the Titanic still fascinates. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Surface Area, Volume