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Relates to the concept of shape including the triangle, square and vertices. In particular the definition of a polygon and what it means for a polygon to be regular.
Also relates to the concept of Symmetry, pattern recognition etc.
Follows the key ‘learning through investigation and discovery’ tenet of Project Maths.
Main learning outcomes:
Understanding of regular polygon, regular solid, face and vertex.
Knowing there are only 5 Platonic solids (and why for older students)
How to construct a regular solid from either pieces, cardboard or sticks.
Junior Certificate – Mathematics
All aims and objectives of the curriculum.
Strand 2 – Geometry and Trigonometry
2.1 Synthetic Geometry – Concepts
Line, angle, length, degree, triangle, equilateral triangle, polygon, quadrilateral, convex quadrilateral, rectangle, square, vertex, vertices, equal angles.
2.4 Transformation Geometry (Symmetry)
2.5 Synthesis and problem-solving skills
Strand 3 – Number
3.4 Applied Measure
2D shapes and 3D solids, including nets of solids (two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects).
Using nets to analyse figures and to distinguish between surface area and volume.
6.7 – Quadrilaterals and Parallelograms: Definitions 28 to 33.
Junior Certificate – Technical Graphics
3.2.2 Plane Geometry – Plane Figures
3.3 Descriptive Geometry (relates to solids and rotations, symmetry)
188.8.131.52 Communication Graphics – Graphics in Designing – Modelling of Solutions – Regular and semiregular polyhedra
Also co-ordinates with many of the aims, principles, learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the course.
Junior Certificate – Technology
3.1.3 Energy and Control – Structure
Junior Certificate – Art, Craft and Design
Aim 2.5 To promote in the student a practical understanding of and competence in the principles and skills underlying visual and constructional design and problem-solving.
Objective 3.9 – Understand relative scientific, mathematical and technological aspects of art, craft and design.
7.3 Three Dimensional Art, Craft and Design – Constructional Process