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