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ERIC Number: EJ828700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Illuminating the Mathematics of Lamp Shades
Matthews, Michael E.; Gross, Greg
Mathematics Teacher, v102 n5 p332-335 Dec 2008
The problem of creating lamp shades to specific design parameters allows rich and interesting explorations in the mathematics of circles and triangles. This interactive project helps students build their spatial reasoning and is especially appropriate during a unit on either the Pythagorean theorem or similar triangles. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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