Maths
Engineering
Maths and bees
Author
Chantal Reboux; Charles Baudelaire
Target Group
Students
Brief Description
Vocabulary and calculus about plane geometry through the honeycomb example.

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# Maths and bees

Watch the video.

#### Objectives

• Find out the specific vocabulary; related to bees.
• Write a sentence in order to summarize this video, pointing out the main idea, related to maths.

#### The class organisation

Groups of 4 ( pen + sheet of paper per group)

#### Plenary

All the sentences are stuck on the board (magnets).
Which one is the best one ?

Key phrases: comparatives, superlatives...

Complete the questions

### Objectives

• How to formulate this mathematical problem? and how to check the bees solution?
• Make sure the problem is clear for all the students.

Pair work

#### Plenary

Key vocabulary: tessellation, circle, radius, polygons ( triangles, square, pentagon, hexagon) , area, perimeter, height , volume...

Bees experts at packing. Calculus.

#### Objectives

• Calculus : area, perimeter, density...
• Which presentation is the clearest one? the more complete?

#### The class organisation

3 problems: 6 groups of 4 ( pen + sheet of paper per group)

#### Plenary

A reporter ( and an assistant per group) present the results to the class.
2 groups deal with the same problem. We compare the 2 presentations.
All the class has to be ready to fill in the Doc 3.

Conclusion : the best packing.

#### Objectives

Check the Math part: understanding, formula, calculus.../p>

#### The class organisation

Summary of the 3 possible tessellations to fill in.
Individual work in class.