Traverse City, MI
July 26  28
BOOTH

MOEMS Booth 

PERSONNEL

Nicholas J. Restivo  
DAY/DATE

Tues  Thurs 
Jul 26  28 
SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo 

GRADES

Middle School  
DAY/DATE/TIME

Thur  July 28  11:00 am  12:00 pm 
TITLE

Unpacking Geometry from Boxes You Make  
DESCRIPTION

A review/reminder for most, and an introduction for otbhers for many of the concepts related to basic geometry using quadrilaterals, trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombi, and squares. Ratios and proportions will be utilized to observe and then predict how the original area of the greeting card relates to the conmpleted box in terms of surface area and volume. Algebraic and geometric relationoships and the Pythagorean Theorem are used to help discover those ratios. 
As an excellent source for many additional problems we highly recommend the following books:
For a text to teach math problem solving techniques, we recommend the classic: 