Combinatorial problems are difficult because it’s hard to know which formula to use in a particular problem and when you need to ‘tweak’ or totally abandon the formula. In this post I share two solutions to a problem which connects the multiplication principle, the combination formula and the formula for counting the number of permutation with…

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GeoGebra is a great tool to promote a way of thinking and reasoning about shapes. It provides an environment where students can observe and describe the relationships within and among geometric shapes, analyze what changes and what stays the same when shapes are transformed, and make generalizations. When shapes or objects are transformed or moved,…

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While there is no consensus yet as to a precise definition of this term, mathematical modeling is generally understood as the process of applying mathematics to a real world problem with a view of understanding the latter. One can argue that mathematical modeling is the same as applying mathematics where we also start with a…

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