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ERIC Number: EJ784590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Pythagoras and Four Colours
Unal, Hasan
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n206 p27-29 Jan 2008
One way to teach Pythagoras' Theorem is through use of puzzles. Marshall (2004:1) points out that, "in creating their individual solutions to puzzles, students may reveal mathematical thinking on which approaches to the standard curriculum could be based." This article describes a puzzle-like spatial structuring activity related to Pythagoras' Theorem. The activity described is based on partitioning a square into four figures and constructing two new squares from them. (Contains 17 figures, 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; United States