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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Published on 09/07/2009

Activity Overview

In this document, students are asked questions about their reading of the book Flatland by Edwin Abbott. The handheld skills required are minimal with the exception of the last problem. The students are asked as they progress through the questions to draw some of the characters from the book. This can be easily done with the shapes tool on a geometry page. The students are also asked to begin to think about hyperspace, the fourth dimension.

Before the Activity

Assign students to read Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott. This material has been discussed as well as background information on the author, the book, and the time period in which it was written. This document assesses basic concepts from the book while at the same time reinforcing some basic geometric concepts. The following link might prove useful as you are prepping for this activity as well as a study of Flatland. http://www.calormen.com/Flatland/

After the Activity

After reading Flatland, students should be given the opportunity to do alternative assessments.