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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: What is an array?

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From: rrw <rrw1@aol.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008083010:47:50
Subject: Re: array

I find it interesting that no one has responded to this post, so I
will.  As language arts teacher with math certification, I answer,
"Yes, in cases where the pattern is repetitive."  Some plaids,
however, are random--which makes an array impossible. Arrays must form
squares or rectangles. 

If you were to assign numerical value to stripes in a plaid such that
all stripes of the same width and color had the same value, those
stripes could repeat themselves in an array.  The directional
differences (horizontal/vertical) of the stripes operate in the same
ways as distribution of multiplicands.    

rrw

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