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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: Iron Gate, Metulla, Israel

Ron Lancaster, Jim Sandefur 

October 2005, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page 205

Abstract:

Students analyze the shapes in a photograph of an iron gate. The authors develop the equation of an ellipse that is central to a repeating pattern of the gate. "Mathematical Lens" uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry.

 

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Conic Sections
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Modeling