Archeologists, when classifying artifacts, often take note of the physical properties or attributes of artifacts, such as the materials from which the artifacts are made, and their size, shape, function, and decoration. Friezes are often seen as ornaments in architecture. Frieze patterns can be found around the eaves of some old buildings. Translations can be used to create these patterns. In this activity, you will use Cabri Jr.™ software to create some frieze patterns.
Before the Activity
Students should have access to either the TI-83 or TI-84 family of calculators as well as a copy of the attached document.
During the Activity
The TI-Navigator Screen Capture Tool may be used to monitor the different patterns the students create.
After the Activity
Review student answers:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary