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A Breakthrough, and Inventing our own Math (Eye of Horus 4)

A Breakthrough, and Inventing our own Math (Eye of Horus 4) (October 8, 2013) As students arrived, they saw three cubes of different sizes positioned, left to right, on the table with a “do-not-touch-my-number” sign.  By the time everyone was there, S and V had concluded that “There are 153 blocks there!  The number is 153!”  The rest of the…

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Can You Make an Elephant out of Polyhedra?

Our Math Circle is about playing with, conversing about, and collaborating on math. “We got those for Christmas,” announced G as she arrived and saw the Polydrons scattered across the table. “They were the only educational thing we got.”  A brief flash of worry entered my mind as our new Math Circle (with mostly new students) seemed to be labeled…

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