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COMPASS ART 5: More Fun with Euclid

(October 15, 2015)  I showed the students a bunch of pictures of basic mandalas.1  People were intrigued, but alas not all intrigued by the same style.   SECTIONING CIRCLES EUCLID’S WAY One thing that all of these mandalas had in common, though, is that they start out with construction of a circle which is then divided into equivalent sectors.   How…

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More Exploring the Circle, and Pedagogical Questions

(February 18, 2014)  I received two interesting Math Circle emails this week: “It sounds like you all had a delightful and spiraling investigation and the participants are really owning the learning…  Thanks for packing so much into math circle!”  This came from a parent and professional educator, in response to my 2/4 report. “What does any of this have to…

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