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Sometimes, when you travel or even close to home, you see something that makes you wonder… And lots of times, math can help you learn more about the things you wonder. Here in Philadelphia there is a sculpture that honors Chinese immigrants, and that makes people who visit Philadelphia wonder.

Math teacher John Scammell came to visit Philadelphia and made a video about the sculpture.

China Wedge from John Scammell on Vimeo.

So… what do you wonder? You can leave a comment telling us what you’re wondering!

Check out what the John Ehret Patriots in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA, Noticed and Wondered about this Problem of the Week Scenario!

Here’s the story:

The Hopi Indians invented Totolospi, a game of chance. The game is played with three cane dice, a counting board, and a counter for each player. Each cane die can land round side up (r) or flat side up (f).

The moves of the game are determined by tossing the three cane dice with these rules:

Toss Move
three round sides up (rrr) player advances 2 lines
three flat sides up (fff) player advances 1 line
any other toss of the three cane dice player doesn’t advance

And here’s how they used Twitter to share what they noticed and wondered!
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PoW Planet Teacher Brian Cohen traveled throughout Israel and Eastern Europe last summer, snapping photos of mathematical phenomena. Can you use you math and language skills to figure out what’s going on in these photos? What do you notice? What are you wondering?

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