Friday math movie: Murderous math tricks
By Murray Bourne, 06 Aug 2010
Here are a few things to think about from a whacky English guy, Kjartan Poskitt.
He starts by folding a hexagon, which has a surprise twist at the end. He then proceeds to do some paper based number and geometry tricks, involving area.
Should math class be more like this? I don't mean circus-like, but if things are mysterious and intriguing, then they are immediately more motivating than the "one correct answer" type problems that students normally struggle with.
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