 Material Need: 4260 twisting balloons.
This worksheet will help
the student to understand basic geometric shapes with regarding to
mathematics symbols. The final exercise uses 3260 balloons to develop
a 3 balloon sphere.
Use a 260 balloon for this
exercise.
 Inflate a balloon living about 1” tail? What
geometric curve did the balloon take when inflated?
 Take the balloon and tie the nozzle to
the tail. What shape
did you create? What is the numeric value? What letter of the
alphabet does it represent?
 Take the balloon and fold/divide it in
half. At
the fold, carefully pinch and twist one side of the balloon. This
will create two segments. If two lines are above each
other, what is its mathematical symbol?
 If two lines directly above each other and are
equal desistance between each other, it is called a _______________
line?
 Take hold of the balloon at the tied nozzle and the opposite twisted
section. Bring the balloon together to form an ellipse. The ellipse
shape will look like what American/Canadian sport ball?
 Take the balloon and the tied nozzle and
the opposite twisted section and bring the points together. Twisted
the balloon around each point to create what numeric value?
 If you turn the newly formed shape counter clock
wise to a 45 degree angle and draw an imaginary line in between
the two circles. What mathematical symbol would you have?
 If this was a fraction 0 divided by 0. What is the answer?
 If you turn the newly formed shape so it
represented the number eight and drew an imaginary horizontal line
between the 0’s.
What mathematical sign would you have?
 If you take the newly formed shape
and place it on its side you have what mathematical symbol is created?
How to create a balloon sphere using 3260
balloons

Start by inflating a balloon 95%, living
a small tip at the end of the balloon. Release the nozzle to let
out some air from the balloon or burping the balloon. This
will prevent the balloon from popping.
Tie the front nozzle to the end tail which
creates a big circle. Tie the ends together just like if
your tying a knot in your shoe. Repeat these steps and make
two more balloon circles. In total you will have three balloon
circles.
Take one circular balloon and fold the
balloon making two parallel lines. One side is the tied ends, opposite
that, is a fold balloon. Grab the folded balloons with your
fingers and give it a pinch, and twist, one side of the balloon. This
will create two parallel lines or two very large bubbles. They should
look like to big lips. 
Take the two twist locations on opposite
ends and bring them together. Twist the two big circles in
opposite directions creating a figure eight. Fold the figure eight
in half. The finished product will have to circles lying on top
of each other. Place your arm in the circle to prevent the
balloon from untwisting.
Take a second balloon circle, repeat the
previous process and make a second figure eight. Take this balloon
and fold in half to create two balloons lying on top of each other. Now,
take the first double circle balloon and insert the second double
balloon into the first.
Take a second balloon circle, repeat the previous process and
make a second figure eight. Take this balloon and fold in half
to create two balloons lying on top of each other. Now,
take the first double circle balloon and insert the second double
balloon into the first.
Take the last circle balloon (third balloon)
and fold and twist it like the first two, but do not make the figure
eight. Looking
at the balloon ball as is… You have a double circle stuffed
inside another circle. Hold the balloon so you can see through
half the inner circle. Take the flatten circle balloon (third
balloon) and push it through that hole. This will lock or prevent
the circles form coming apart. Wrap the balloon round and
pull through the other circle on the opposite side. Tie the
nozzle of the beginning of the parallel balloon to the end of the
parallel balloon. This will create a circle locking the other
two circles together.



Caution: Balloons are fun toys, but can be dangerous like all
toys...PLEASE make sure small children do not chew balloons or have access
to broken bits. We would like all our kids to grow healthy and happy.
I ask you to be responsible like professional balloonist. Adult supervision
is recommended.
Twisting Tip: 
Balloons animals have some mortal enemies like pins,
grass, hot objects and rough play by youngsters.
Lesser know enemies are high humidity and directs sun light.
Humidity and sun light break down the latex balloon faster and
can make balloon twisting challenging. 
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