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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: Thinking outside the Cube

The Editors; Edited by Ron Lancaster and Brigitte Bentele 

August 2012, Volume 106, Issue 1, Page 12

Abstract:
Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured therein. This month, the mathematics involves combinatorics and problem solving in a geometry context.

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Mathematical Lens - August 2012 - Photo 1
Mathematical Lens - August 2012 - Photo 2
Mathematical Lens - August 2012 - Photo 3
Mathematical Lens - August 2012 - Photo 4
More photographs and sketches of arrangements of blocks (PDF)

Keywords:
Article
3-D Shapes
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Geometric Patterns
Manipulatives
Number Theory