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The Most Colorful Math of All (MegaMath)

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Visit this site: http://www.ccs3.lanl.gov/mega-math/workbk/map/map.html

Author:Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Description: Coloring is a profound mathematical topic with multi-million-dollar industrial applications. The problem presented here has been of interest to mathematicians for over a hundred years. With a few crayons or markers and some hand-drawn maps, children can quickly find themselves grappling with the four-color map problem. Activities, Background Information, Evaluation.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Graph Theory
Math Ed Topics: Curriculum/Materials Development

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