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Topic: Geometry article illustrating discovery function of proof
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Michael de Villiers

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Geometry article illustrating discovery function of proof
Posted: Aug 18, 2007 7:45 PM
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My homepage has been updated with the following article of mine "A hexagon result & its generalization via proof", The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, June 2007, Vol. 4, No. 2, which can be downloaded at my homepage at
The article contains a link to a zipped Sketchpad sketch and gives an illustration of the 'discovery' function of proof leading to a generalization, which would be accessible to talented high school students as well as undergraduate students. Also click on the blue link called 'hexagon centroids' to view a short online animation video clip illustrating the generalization for the hexagon case.
My homepage also contains the usual bi-monthly mathematical/mathematics education quote and cartoon at the bottom.

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