Mirror, Mirror (MatheMUSEments!)
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|Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)|
|If you stand between two mirrors that are parallel to each other, one in front of you and one behind, you see countless images of yourself. Light rays bounce back and forth between the mirrors to create that endlessly repeated pattern. What happens when two mirrors are not parallel to each other? You can find out by experiment. Artists, toymakers, and other people have built all sorts of kaleidoscopes... [Produced 10 times a year by the publishers of Cricket magazine (in association with Smithsonian magazine), Muse features articles and activities for children 8 years old and up.]|
|Levels:||Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Math Topics:||Euclidean Plane Geometry, Symmetry/Tessellations|
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