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Loopy Geometry


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    New York Hall of Science

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Loopy Geometry

Discover geometry by creating shapes from loops of paper. In this activity, paper loops transform to give you totally new structures when you cut them. These curvy pieces of paper transform when you change the angle they are attached - hidden geometry you discover with scissors!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Circles

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TryScience/New York Hall of Science, ©1999

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