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The Family Photo and Counting on One Hand (Math Chat)

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Visit this site: http://www.csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/getasciiarchive?script/97/03/28/032897.feat.feat.1

Author:Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
Description: From Norman Goodwin: A photographer wants to line up the 11 members of the Goodwin family from shortest to tallest (left to right), starting with anyone, adding someone else on either side, and continuing by always adding someone next to those already assembled. How many different ways are there of doing this?

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Permutations/Combinations

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