Session 05: February 06, 2016

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This investigation into cutting out regular and irregular polygons using only a single cut of the scissors led to interesting discussions of symmetry, geometric centers and angle bisectors. The teachers in this session loved the use of representation and how the task might allow diverse students access into the mathematics. A discussion into the possible limitations and shortcomings of learning mathematics as memorized rules followed.