Educational Opportunities With Hubbell Trading Post NHS
Navajo Churro Sheep
Using Navajo Rug Designs with Math Lessons
The Navajo Nation is well-known for its exceptional artistry with respect to the weaving of textiles. This article discusses the culture of the Navajo, their weavings, and how this art form can be used to teach and extend mathematics concepts in secondary education. The patterns within the Navajo weavings will be used to illustrate examples of the four isometries and the seven frieze groups. These patterns will also be used to determine the fundamental region, as well as to study the fractal concept of iteration and its impact on area and perimeter.
Fee Waiver Information For School Group Tours
For information on scheduling a class field trip and to submit a fee waiver request for your class, call (928) 755-3475 or click here. You may also use the above email link to contact the park to borrow the Hubbell Trading Post NHS's traveling trunk, filled with hands-on weaving materials.
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Did You Know?
In 2005 irrigation water was channeled into the Hubbell fields after a long hiatus. The long dormant cultural landscape is once more green with corn and alfalfa.