
06455335
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Bolognese, Chris A.
How much can you bench?
Math. Teach. (Reston) 106, No. 6, 414417 (2013).
2013
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
G40
G60
regular polygons
right triangles
trigonometry
Pythagorean theorem
similarity
scale factors
http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=35289
Summary: ``How much can you bench?'' appears in the ``Mathematical lens'' section of Mathematics Teacher. ``Mathematical lens'' uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry. This month the mathematics behind the photograph includes finding areas of regular polygons, right triangle trigonometry, the Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, and similarity and scale factors. (ERIC)