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Dr. Sarah's
Applications of Geometry and Geometric Thinking

### October 14 -
Efficiency Problems

Relating a cylinder, cone and sphere

Toothpick activity

Reflection and intro to geometric models
(standards, physical models, analytic models, axiomatic models)

Strength and Efficiency of Regular Polyhedra

Geodesic Domes and Buckminster Fuller

Double Bubble Problem

If time remains, then begin working on
homework 1
### October 21 -
Geometric Modeling in Biology,
Medicine and Geography

Finish efficiency via double bubble problem

Collect and go over homework 1 via student
responses

Solution to problem 1

Solution to problem 2 on Sketchpad

Sketchpad as a geometric model

Solution to problem 3 on Sketchpad

Comparison of analytic, axiomatic,
physical and Sketchpad models of geometries.

T-Shirt Activity

Geometric Modeling in Biology, Medicine and Geography:
DNA

Shape of our Earth

Brain

Shape of the Universe

Mountains

Unit Plan for Geometric Modeling

Homework 2 - Reflection