The glass pyramid of The Louvre is iconic and famous. However, this pyramid also contains mathematical patterns that this assessment explores. The rhombuses that form the sides of The Louvre can be divided into triangles, and in turn those triangles can come together to form even larger triangles. In this investigation students will look for relationships between the height (Part A) and the area (Part B) of these triangles and the number of rows needed to make those triangles. To problem solve students can use either trigonometric ratios or the Pythagorean Theorem.

Math Concepts:
operations with radicals
right angle triangle
trigonometric ratios
Pythagorean Theorem
area of a triangle

MYP Related Concepts:
patterns
space

MYP Key Concepts:
form

MYP Global Context:
Personal and Cultural Expression