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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: How Much Can You Bench?

Chris A. Bolognese Edited by Ron Lancaster and Brigitte Bentele 

February 2013, Volume 106, Issue 6, Page 414

Abstract:
Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month the mathematics behind the photograph includes finding areas of regular polygons, right triangle trigonometry, the Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, and similarity and scale factors

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Mathematical Lens - February 2013 - Photo 1
Mathematical Lens - February 2013 - Photo 2
Mathematical Lens - February 2013 - Additional Photo

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Area
Geometric Patterns
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Pythagorean Theorem
Similarity / Congruence