ERIC Number: EJ1079505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Reference Count: 5
From Circle to Hyperbola in Taxicab Geometry
Berger, Ruth I.
Mathematics Teacher, v109 n3 p214-218 Oct 2015
This "Activity for Students" article presents a taxicab geometry problem that engages students in plotting points and observing surprising shapes and underlining reasons for the appearance of figures when working with street grids. With this activity, teachers can provide an extra challenge by writing additional problems introducing a subway line that does not follow the street grid. A grid city activity sheet is included.
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Mathematical Applications, Geographic Location, Geometric Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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