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ERIC Number: EJ770478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Answering Junior Ant's "Why" for Pythagoras' Theorem
Pask, Colin
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v33 n5 p661-669 Sep 2002
A seemingly simple question in a cartoon about Pythagoras' Theorem is shown to lead to questions about the nature of mathematical proof and the profound relationship between mathematics and science. It is suggested that an analysis of the issues involved could provide a good vehicle for classroom discussions or projects for senior students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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