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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

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.

Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Problem Solving / Problem Posing