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Block 1 (Mathematics): Geometry of the Honeybees' Honeycombs

© Authors: Irina Gutsch, Chair in Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Würzburg, HOBOS Team 2011

Topic Geometry of the Honeybee's Honeycombs
Target group Secondary education (“middle school” in England and the US)
Estimated time 2 x 45 minutes (expandable up to one project week)
Summary The natural phenomenon of the honeycomb will be investigated with the help of mathematics. The students should receive practice in finding their way around the geometric figures and complex structures particular to their environment. The sub-field of "bee mathematics" is exceptionally suitable for this due to true-to-life and interdisciplinary subject matter.

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