Prep Talk

Geometry Project Re-Creates Famous Structures

Posted March 13th, 2012


As part of the study of Similarity in Mrs. Diana Bertonazzi’s Honors Geometry Course, students were required to create a scale model project of a famous landmark or structure for which measurements are available.  The project could not be larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.  The student projects were graded on the levels of creativity and difficulty of the project.  The students were also required to turn in a written paper as a summary of their projects.  All calculations were to be included in the paper along with a description of how the project was constructed. Three outstanding examples are included in the photo.

Photo: (Left to right) Max Lamcken (Class of 2015) poses with his recreation of the Pantheon, Alex Ventola (Class of 2015) presents El Castillo, and James Cottrell (Class of 2015) shows of his version of the Arc de Triomphe.