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Author:Philip Spencer; University of Toronto Mathematics Network
Description: Mathematical "proofs" demonstrating, among other things, that 1 = 2 and that all people in Canada are the same age. Each consists of several steps, and users search for the flaws. For every step there is explanation of why the flaw is or is not in that step.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Logic/Foundations
Math Ed Topics: Problem-Solving

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