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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: U.S. Flag, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

Ron Lancaster, Jim Sandefur 

May 2006, Volume 99, Issue 9, Page 611

Abstract:
This issue’s photograph is of The United States Flag in front of the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and target questions focus on mathematical topics that include ratio/proportion, area and perimeter. Mathematical Lens uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry. The goal of this department is to encourage readers to see patterns and relationships that they can think about and extend in a mathematically playful way. Mathematical Lens is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing