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Topic: Re: where's the math? so? (was Re: 5th Grade Activity)
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Cathy Brady

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Re: where's the math? so? (was Re: 5th Grade Activity)
Posted: Apr 20, 1995 4:15 PM
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On Thu, 20 Apr 1995, DENNIS GELLER wrote:

> (Not being an elementary school teacher, I can't say HOW to do this, but) One
> way to show invariants is through coloring problems. Map colorings generalize
> easily to other surfaces, and I'd think that having kids try to find the
> maximum colors needed for a mobius strip, or a torus, would be inherently
> interesting for them. (Seems like a good topic for a heterogenous class, in
> fact.)

YESS!! Now THERE's some math. Have you got any ideas for flexagons?

Cathy Brady Math Specialist/Education Maryland Science Center
Opinions are my own "Beyond Numbers" exhibit
or something I overheard Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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