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.
Connections / Applications
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Problem Solving / Problem Posing