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ERIC Number: EJ1164871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Discovery: Pile Patterns
de Mestre, Neville
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v73 n4 p32-34 2017
Earlier "Discovery" articles (de Mestre, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2011) considered patterns from many mathematical situations. This article presents a group of patterns used in 19th century mathematical textbooks. In the days of earlier warfare, cannon balls were stacked in various arrangements depending on the shape of the pile base being either an equilateral triangle, a square or a rectangle. Today, a pile of oranges displayed in a shop may use the same arrangements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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