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Chromatic #, Week 5, Making Progress

(April 7, 2015) We started today with child-produced function machines, then moved into our old standby, the Hadwiger-Nelson Problem. INTRODUCING DOMAINS OF FUNCTIONS M approached me before class with a slip of paper with her rule written on it: +10.  She explained that she had only practiced with numbers up to 1,000.  What to do if someone called out an…

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Math Circle: A Matter of Perspective (Eye of Horus 5)

A Matter of Perspective (Eye of Horus 5) (October 15, 2013) Students arrived to see 7 arrays of blocks on the table, with the following numbers of blocks in the piles respectively:  1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64.  Well, that was the numbers from one side of the table.  When we looked at the arrays from the other…

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