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 (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Math Topics:||Equations, Exponents/Roots, Patterns/Relationships|
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