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How can I teach Topology?

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Jan 10, 2000 at 21:16:10
Subject: Re: How can I teach Topology?

I, too, think this is difficult for high school students. I do use a very hands-on approach to making students aware of the area of topology. I use the book The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson. We use playdough to change a coffee cup into a doughnut. We create moebius strips. We use soap bubbles to show tension of surfaces areas. You may want to check out the MATH FORUM library to go to sites with information on topology. http://mathforum.org/library/ - Claudia, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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