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        Thinkport | Folding Sculptures

        Watch sculptor Mary Ann Mears demonstrate how she uses scale modeling and other mathematics in creating geometric sculptures in this video from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students design a scale model of a sculpture for the school grounds. They calculate the height and width that the full-size sculpture would be. To get the most from this lesson, students should have some exposure to scale models and be comfortable using a protractor to measure and draw angles. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "A Focus on Surface Area and Scale Drawings" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.

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