Hands-on Geometric Tiling Art

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Joe Champion Boise State University, Boise, ID

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Josephine Derrick One Stone, Boise, ID

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David Gardner Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

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This hands-on activity using geometric tiling art investigates concepts in geometry, number sense, and probability.

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