Pyramids and Algebra
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David C. Miller  
Four questions that explore the problem of creating a pyramid from a set of dominoes, dealing with the concepts of arithmetic series; derivation of square roots including a graphical method; scientific notation; exponential notation; quadratic equations; and imaginary numbers. The author believes that we try to teach all sorts of answers before a student has the desire to ask the questions, so he begins with a question from his grandson, Ian, and tries to show how to use mathematics to find the answer.  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Problems/Puzzles 
Math Topics:  Equations, Exponents/Roots, Patterns/Relationships 
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