Math Four You

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Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month, a pyramidal sculpture by the Brazilian artist Saint-Clair Cemin that mimics the fractal known as the Sierpinski triangle prompts questions involving geometric sequences and series, areas, and volume. Pattern recognition is an important aspect of this article.

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Edited by Ron Lancaster, ron2718@nas.net University of Toronto, ON, Canada, and

Brigitte Bentele, brigitte.bentele@trinityschoolnyc.org Trinity School, New York, NY

Contributor Notes

Douglas Wilcock, dougw@capecodacademy.org, retired as a mathematics, statistics, and economics teacher at Cape Cod Academy in Osterville, Massachusetts. He remains interested in finding mathematical applications from the world around us.

(Corresponding author is Wilcock dougw@capecodacademy.org)
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