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COMPASS ART #2: The Evolution of a Question

(September 24, 2015) I decided to do something today that I rarely do:   to demonstrate to the students how to do something.  Last week the kids learned a whole bunch of geometry, but the group did not feel cohesive.  Everyone was pursuing different leads and goals, with simultaneous conversations about different topics.  I wanted to move the group more toward…

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Thinking Like Mathematicians

The kind of real mathematical thinking that a math circle encourages.   Photos of a Julia Set crop circle and a Cissbury Ring crop circle whetted our appetites for circles this week. Everyone had many questions about how the crop circles got there, particularly how they got to be “so perfect.” Then the kids wanted to continue the process of…

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