The Golden Ratio
- James Sauls
During our Geogebra search for Golden Ratio worksheets, James and I found random interactive worksheets that were interesting yet provided no direction or method to easily incorporate into a teacher's class curriculum. In addition, given how many ways the Golden Ratio exsits in math and nature, we wanted to make a Geogebra book that would feel complete and whole unto itself. Lastly, we also wanted to study the ethnomathematic question of whether humans are cultured to find the Golden Ratio aesthetically appealing. Thus, in order to create curriculum that is "classroom ready", feel like a completed lesson plan, and analyze this ethnomathematic question, we decided to structure our chapters by incorporating an 5 minute engaging video (Donald Duck's Mathemagic Land) and arranging our worksheets according to the movie script. This allowed our lesson plan to feel complete as it covered all the topics in this 5 minute portion, while also giving us time to give students a historical lesson about the aesthetic allure of Golden Ratio. James created the National Geographic Logo worksheet, and I created the Pentagon/Golden Triangle worksheet.