“Geometric Forms” offers a broad introduction to geometry, with attention paid to increasingly complex definitions and concepts. The primary focus of the program is its explanation of how geometry is central to our lives. The concept is emphasized and illustrated with examples of shapes that are favored by nature for specific purposes and shapes that are strong enough to support buildings or bridges. “Geometric Forms” also shows how artists and architects use lines and shapes to create depth and perspective in their drawings.
Part of “Math in Our Lives,” an innovative nine-program series that uses practical examples and realistic models to provide students with an accessible context for mathematical concepts.
10 minutes • Color