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Connecting the Mobiles of Alexander Calder to Linear Equations

David Hedin 

April 2007, Volume 12, Issue 8, Page 452

Abstract:
Using linear algebra to design mobiles like those created by artist Alexander Calder. Article discusses investigations that develop understanding of the components of a mobile. Includes five investigations with list of supplies and activity sheets leading to creating a mobile.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Linearity
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Length
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Weight / Mass