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Teacher Lesson Plan Use Matt Wringe's ## The problem:You are a brick wall builder in Southern California. You have discovered how to build the strongest wall possible using 2-by-1 bricks. You have come to the conclusion that a wall made of these bricks has the most strength if there areno fault lines. Here is an example of a brick wall with a fault line. You can see that there are lines that go through the wall uninterrupted.
You have found a masonry pattern without any You found this special masonry pattern by considering first one brick, then two bricks and you continued until you found a fault free pattern. ## Consider two bricks:In case 1) the fault line is vertical. In case 2) the fault line is horizontal. ## Consider three bricks:In all three cases the fault lines are vertical. ## Continue the investigation using more bricks:Do you have a system for your investigation? ## Do you need a hint? |

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