
06498309
j
2015f.00726
Todd, Philip
Sand curves and symbolic geometry.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 246, 2324 (2015).
2015
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
G70
G40
U70
plane geometry
ellipses
circles
spirals
4th order curves
drawing
constructions
beach mathematics
mathematical software
symbolic geometry software
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Summary: Using sticks and string on the beach, the author provides a set of mathematical tools to explore geometric figures in the sand.