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ERIC Number: EJ1001245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Length, Area, and Volume--or, Just Geometry Really
Ball, Derek
Mathematics Teaching, n229 p42-43 Jul 2012
Many delegates at "conference" relish the opportunity, and the space, to "do some mathematics". Opportunity and space help to make the experience memorable, but how often is the quality of the starting point, or question acknowledged? Here is a set of starting points or problems that invite the reader to "do some mathematics". Deliberately, no solutions are prescribed, or offered by the author who extends an invitation to readers and/or their students to submit their own deliberations by email. But, if you choose to keep any solution to yourself then so be it, as with much of mathematics it is said to be just as important to travel as it is to arrive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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