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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rectangles, Trapezoids and Triangles

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Recently while sitting on my tush in the office/exercise room

the sun was coming thru the skylight

casting wonderful shadows on my hot air balloon
Vertical Rectangle

I will be the first to admit Geometry was not my thing...but shadows are.
As the sun moved over the house, the title of the post popped into 
My Mind's Eye.  Now I will share

How to make a trapezoid

An isosceles trapezoid is a trapezoid where the sides (legs) have the same length, and the base angles have the same measure. It has reflection symmetry. This is possible for acute or right trapezoids. A parallelogram is a trapezoid with two pairs of parallel sides, 

Trapezoid slowing turning back into a rectangle
and finally as the sun leaves the room a triangle


  1. We like a bit of geometry in this household!
    Toodle pip!

  2. it's hard to believe that geometry is a kind of math... it is logical, so we have some doubts that there is really math behind hahahahaha

  3. The sun makes interesting patterns and does a good job of displaying geometrical shapes.

  4. We got our math lesson for today! Love the shadows.

  5. That is pretty interesting how the shadows make all kinds of shapes. Great post. Have a super duper day.

  6. you know how much I love sun shadows. these are beautiful. I don't know how I lived 74 years and have never heard the word trapezoid.. when I was the title I thought what is a trapezoid. then you showed me all of it. and your shadows did the rest. my new thing I learned today

  7. I love your hot air balloon in sun puddles!!!! Trapezoids are so cool :)

  8. Oh no! A math lesson! BOL! We love how your skylight sun puddles move across your room. We have lots of skylights too but right now they are covered in snow so no sun is getting through them.

  9. Very cool! Maybe if somebody would have taught me like you I wouldn't have FAILED Geometry! Your balloon is darling and I love the shots where the basket? is so distinct in the shadow. Triangle framed the light switch.

  10. The science geeks in my family liked this post!

  11. Great shapes and shadows. The Dad here is good at sitting in the exercise room!

  12. Whoa, that's actually quite deep! It's nice that you had some sunshine!

  13. Very deep post. Very nicely done too.

    Have a fabulous day, Cecilia. Big hug. ♥

  14. Very cool post!!! You know our Mom was a math teacher and she loved geometry. She said your lesson was very well done:) A+++

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. You can find maths everywhere.....if you're maths minded! Great lesson.

  16. What an eye for shadowy shapes! My hubby would also say you can find math everywhere you look...I say you have a pawsome eye for artistic shapes!

  17. we total lee dinna pazz math in fax de onlee thing we aced waz LUNCH BRAKE ~~~~ but we can say we like de hot air balloonz fotoz !!! ;) ♥♥

  18. I was never good at geometry back when I was learning it ... and now, 25 years removed ... this was a great brush up!

  19. I love your hot air balloon. Geometry was definitely not my thing, Algebra was though :) XO

  20. Love the different shapes that the sun can make. I once has a long vertical sun line on my wall and spent quite a while trying to figure out where it was coming from. It was a puzzle

  21. Um, yeah, Ma got a D in geometry. The only not passing grade she ever got. she was able take it again, and pass. It still makes her head hurt. Loved Algebra though! ☺
    I loves your balloon! Can I have a ride???
    Ruby ♥

  22. I knew better than to take geometry after one year of algebra!! Our new granddaughter’s bedroom is done in hot air balloons!

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