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Parallelograms

Quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides.

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RWA Parallelograms

Topic

Architecture

Vocabulary

  • parallelogram
  • rectangle
  • rhombus
  • square

Student Exploration

Can you identify and classify parallelograms in architecture?

See the pictures below for ideas.

http://www.100percentdesign.net/categories/architecture

http://blog.g8-life.com/2010/09/parallelograms-trapezoids-and-triangles.html

http://architecture.myninjaplease.com/?p=1229

http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/parallelogram/Interesting

Extension Investigation

1. Students will identify parallelograms in architecture. See an example here:
2. Students will do a project involving classification of quadrilaterals and architecture. See attachment

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