Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » Math Topics » geometry.pre-college.independent

Topic: fourth grade geometry question???
Replies: 7   Last Post: Sep 6, 2007 9:37 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
G.E. Ivey

Posts: 3,857
Registered: 12/3/04
Re: fourth grade geometry question???
Posted: Sep 15, 2004 12:31 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

On 13 Sep 04 21:54:47 -0400 (EDT), Alexander Bogomolny wrote:
>On 9 Sep 04 22:26:08 -0400 (EDT), karen wrote:
>>On 28 Aug 02 23:22:36 -0400 (EDT), Diane wrote:
>>>Draw a quadrangle that has 2 pairs of equal sides but is NOT a
>>>parallelogram.
>>>Does this seem like 4th grade to anyone? I finally got the answer

>but
>>>we have no book to use as a reference.
>>
>>My daughter just presented this question as well. Only by looking

at
>>the response generated from your question here on the net(from
Walter
>>somebody who appears to be a mathematics statistician ) did I get
it.
>>Now my 9 year old has assured me that she is smarter than me because
>>she actually had an answer that I didn't think was correct until I
>>read Mr. Math professor's answer.

>
>What I do not understand about this remark is that how is it possible
>not to acknowledge an answer when it does solve the problem. The kite
>does have two pairs of equal sides. If that's what your daughter
>brought as an answer then, by inspection, you might have verified

that
>it was correct. Why would not it?
>
>Alexander Bogomolny
>http://www.cut-the-knot.org



Of course, if you DON'T KNOW what a "parallelogram" IS, you can't
"verify"it!





Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.