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ERIC Number: EJ1138050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Pedagogy Corner: Spirolaterals
Lovitt, Charles
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n1 p37-39 2017
Having a nice mathematical task is one challenge for a teacher--another is making it come alive for students in the classroom. The pathway to the latter is pedagogy--the range of teaching strategies possessed and activated by the teacher. This article presents a delightful mathematical activity known as Spirolaterals, a geometrical figure formed by the repetition of a simple rule. Fascinating and aesthetically pleasing geometric shapes can be created and explored mathematically when following some given rules on dotty paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A