Topology Teacher Resources

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What in the World Is Topological Quantum Matter?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Time to expand your thinking! A video lesson begins with an explanation of topology and its application to new technology. The narrator shares examples of electron transfer of electricity and data storage in computers.
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Topology - The Mathematics of Distortion

For Students 7th
In this topology worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 12 different problems that include shapes and math distortion. First, they use the forms of capital letters as guides, stretch or bend the shape in the first column into as many...
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Applied Science - Science and Math Lab

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students investigate topology. In this Applied Science lesson students explore higher, more abstract mathematics using tangles. Students make topologically related shapes.
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The 2016 Nobel Prizes: Chemistry and Physics!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Tiny discoveries won big at the 2016 Nobel prize ceremony, recognizing chemists who developed new machines out of molecules and pushed the limits of nanotechnology. Individuals see how physicists created new materials through topology...
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Topology and Geomery

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students relate topology to polygons. In this geometry lesson plan, students make the connection between different shapes and topologically equivalent relationships. They use Mobius strips to create and move shapes around.
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Dough Lake Topology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice coordinates and measurements, develop 2D, 3D topological map, construct grid with string on real surface, establish "level" fixed point for measurements, take and record data points of elevation, and enter data on...
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Knot Again!

For Students 8th - 10th
In this know theory learning exercise, students use a string to create several different loop shapes.
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Designing Highway Interchanges

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do engineers determine the most efficient highway designs? Introduce young scientists to the world of topology, the branch of mathematics that examines how things are connected. Teams use model highways to create the most...
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Math Puzzles: Connected Loops

For Students 6th
In this math puzzles:  connected loops activity, 6th graders read an explanation of the puzzle, then solve by figuring out how to connect the loops, answer is available online.
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The Hairy Ball Theorem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Math tells us that it is impossible to comb a ball of hair. The 23rd video of an informative physics series helps learners understand the physics implications of this statement. Through an analysis of vectors, the video narrator connects...
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Extra Problems For Homework 7: Dimension

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this dimension activity, students explore manifolds of dimension and find equivalence relations. This one-page activity contains three multi-step problems.
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Hints and Extra Problems for Homework 8: Metric Space

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this metric space worksheet, students determine if a function is continuous and find the metric space. This one-page worksheet contains three problems.
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Paths and Circuits

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners complete math puzzles. In this graph theory lesson, students look at an image and attempt to trace it without picking up their pencil or retracing their line. They see to count the nodes to find where to begin tracing. 
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Country: Ghana

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the culture, history, and government of Ghana. They take a virtual journey and discover the sports, arts, crafts, and food of Ghana. They observe how Kente cloth is made.
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Inside Or Outside?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this inside or outside activity, students experience determining whether certain points are inside or outside a simple closed curve. Students decide which of the points A, B, and/or C are inside and which are outside the curve.
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Field Research Project: Comparing the Parent Rock Material of the San Francisco Terranes With Local Soil Types

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate rocks and minerals and take a field trip to sample soils. They analyze rocks and soil, research the geological terrenes of the topology of San Francisco, and produce a lab research report.
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Math: Seifert Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use wire to make knots and submerse them in pans of detergent to observe how the soap film clings to the wire. They discover this film is called the Seifert Surface. After drawing pictures of the surface, they discuss what...
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Fractals and the Art of Roughness

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Roughness is everywhere, contributing to the incredible complexity of the world around us. This complexity, however, is not without it's own unique sense of order. Join world-renown mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot as he looks at numerous...
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Three-dimensional Linear Transformations | Essence of Linear Algebra, Footnote

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring it all to three dimensions. The short video points out that the discussion in the previous presentations in two dimensions also holds true for three dimensions. The sixth video in the series of 15 specifically makes the connections...
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Euler Characteristic

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the different properties of Euler's Characteristics. In this geometry instructional activity, students identify the shape and surface a polygon. They relate the concept of Euler to solving real world problems.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Gets Connected

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view video clips from the TV show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" to show their different uses of computers. They review the steps involved in designing and planning a networked office or home and analyze the needs of the...
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Topo Map Mania!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read and use topographical maps. They also use a compass to find bearing to an object on a map and in the classroom. Ask your students how they might travel to somewhere they have never been to befo
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Math Morphing Proximate and Evolutionary Mechanisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the different types of fractals. In this geometry lesson plan, students use math to analyze different biological phenomena. They collect data from the experiments and construct graphs.
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Latch Circuits

For Students 9th - 12th
In this circuit learning exercise high schoolers complete a series of short answer questions using circuit diagrams to show the input and output of different switches. 

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