Math and Design of Monticello

Duration: 45-55 minutes

Thomas Jefferson was widely known as an architect and a man who took a keen interest in science.  His home, Monticello, demonstrates a number of lessons that students of math and architecture can appreciate.  Among these are his use of parquet flooring and decorative friezes.

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Grade Level

Middle School

Type of Lesson


Interdisciplinary Connections

This shares subject matter that is relevant in both math and history.

Author Info

Dan Pulskamp
Colonial Heights High School
Chesterfield, VA 23832