# Math Investigations

Area is a Square Deal

If we measure the area of rectangles by dividing them into squares, then what shape should we use to measure area for triangles?

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Bean Pi

This investigation is best for Grades 5 and up.

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Connect the Dots

A unicursal curve in the plane is a curve that you get when you put down your pencil, and draw until you get back to the starting point.

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Drilling for Oil

With this investigation you will entering the area of statistics.

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Geometric Models Investigation

In the following investigation you will discover the rules that describe geometric situations.

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Just Zeros and Ones

This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 (particularly as it is structured in the game situation) and is entertaining for people who like to think about different number bases and find mathematical patterns.

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Markov Process

This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 and is engaging for people who like to think about mathematical probability and dynamical systems.

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Provincial Showdown

Your team is charged with creating a presentation to persuade potential investors that a favourable business environment exists. What area of Canada would you represent?

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The Vitruvian Man

Students created their own version of the Vitruvian Man and related Vitruvius’ theories of proportions to their model.

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Tiling

Determining what shapes tile a plane is not a simple matter. There are some polygons that will tile a plane and other polygons that will not tile a plane.

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