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An Engaging Puzzle to Explore Algebraic Generalizations

Tod Shockey, David Bradley 

April 2006, Volume 99, Issue 8, Page 532

The connection between a novel puzzle and uses of algebra to generalize the fewest moves to solve it. Includes discussion of solutions from the point of view of a math educator, a preservice mathematics teacher, and a research mathematician. Includes suggested assessment activities following investigation activities.

Grades 9-12