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From: Steve Waltz

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006072110:27:22
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Classroom Openers

As a preservice teacher, I haven't had a chance to try this with students yet. The challenge is 2 take 6 equal length unsharpened pencils and make 4 equilateral triangles without breaking or crossing the pencils. The trick is thinking 3 dimensions. I can't confirm that there are no other solutions, but a triangular pyramid is likely to be considered tricky. (Placing the eraser end of the pencils at the bottom helps with stability.)

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