Fibonacci Bamboozlement


  • Aug 13 2010 8:56 PM

    Rita Nutsch

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This resource from Cut The Knot!, reviewed for grades 3-5 by Illuminations, is an interactive applet that allows students to explore "bamboozlement," the rearrangement of pieces of a figure that result in a figure of a supposedly different area. Students drag the pieces from a square on the left to a rectangle on the right, then compute and compare areas of the square and the rectangle. Read the full review on the Illuminations site, where you can access this resource directly.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Geometry, Measurement & Geometry, Mathematics


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