Non-Linear Pattern Web Quest

Were there ideas or concepts you were not familiar with? What were they?

Up until this class I have never really researched or looked in-depth about the golden ratio.  I was also not very familiar with the pentagram until doing research and found how important of a role this figure played in a religous aspect. In short, I was not familiar with either concept, which led me to investigate this topic.

What images did you find striking?

File:Bolzani XP Pentacle.JPG

Can you identify any manifestations of nonlinear patterns within your home or your workplace? What are they?

Some of the nonlinear patterns that I have noticed around my home are the seashells that we found at the beach and placed in my daughter’s sandbox.  I also noticed the fake stone that they used on the front of my house as having non-linear patterns as well.

How can you adapt this webquest activity for your classroom?

In my class, I would have to provide visuals of the golden ratio and basically keep it simplified to analyzing a pentagram.  I believe this concept is way too far advanced for middle school students and basically would only stick to using visuals to help students understand non linear patterns.

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One Response to “Non-Linear Pattern Web Quest”

  1. Shawn,

    The Golden Ratio is a fascinating topic. I have seen it addressed in different middle school textbooks but at a simplified level. I am sure your students would also find it very interesting!

    Judy

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