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  • The Number of Lattice Squares*

    There are many puzzles about the number squares you can draw by using the grid points ( lattice points) on a given grid. Here is an example; The correct answer is not 9 (the number of 1x1 squares). There are many other squares you can create using the given points. These hard to catch tilted squares makes these puzzles interesting! Now we have a harder puzzle to work on! What is the total number of squares that can fit into an n x n grid? *Lattice squares are the squares whose vertices are on the grid points. There are two types of lattice squares, grid ones and the tilted ones. Let’s define a "grid square" as a square whose vertices are lattice points and sides are along the axis. (vertical squares). They are easy to create and have square number areas. A "tilted square" is a square whose vertices are still lattice points, but its sides are not along the axis. Tilted squares have whole number areas. The side length of a tilted square can easily be found by using the Pythagorean Theorem. Now, let’s have a look at a 3 x 3 squares and find the total number of grid and tilted squares that can be drawn using the lattice points. The number of grid squares that can be drawn is 9 +4 +1 = 14 Now, let’s find the number of tilted squares The number of tilted squares that can be drawn is 4 + 2 = 6. Then, the total number of lattice squares is 14 + 6 = 20 by using the points of a 3 x 3 grid. One may wonder if there is a short way of finding the number of squares for an n x n square. The questions we need to answer are; The number of grid squares in a n x n square The side length of the biggest tilted square that can be drawn in an n x n square The number of tilted squares in a n x n square The total number of lattice squares in an n x n square. Any relation among the number of tilted squares and grid squares We need to investigate all the possible squares carefully and record our findings systematically to be able to find answers to these questions. Here is a Polypad file you can work on to make drawings; You may need more grids to highlight to create different squares. Good luck! ------ ***------ SOLUTION We can start solving this puzzle by remembering another one! Famous" Checkerboard Puzzle". The answer of the Checkerboard Problem gives us the number of grid squares. To be able to find the total number of squares on a checkerboard, we need to consider that the board has 2 x 2 squares, 3 x 3 squares, 4 x 4 squares and so on other than 64 unit squares. If we organize our findings in a table. We may easily see that they follow the pattern of square numbers. Number of Grid squares in a n x n square; So for an n x n grid, the number of normal grid squares is simply the sum of the square numbers. One way to express the number of grid squares in an n x n grid is; When it comes to find the number of the tilted squares, we may discover different patterns. If you need an extra help for finding the side lengths of the tilted squares, you may have a look at the Square Areas on Grid Polypad Activity. When we organize the data for the tilted squares, one particular pattern can catch your eye. The number of √2 x √2 squares also follows the pattern of square numbers and so does 2√2 x 2√2 and 3√2 x 3√2 … The other tilted squares with the side lengths √5, √10, √13 … can be tricky to count. Be aware the symmetry of the square can make a different square now! √5 x √5 Example in a 4 x 4 grid square; There are 8 of them. If we have a closer look to 4 x 4 grid square, we see that there are 20 tilted square and 30 grid squares. Now, let’s have a look at the 5x5 case; Now there are 50 tilted squares and 55 grid squares. If you repeat the same steps for a 6 x 6 grid; We see that there are 105 tilted squares. You may realize that; In a n x n grid, the total number of grid squares and tilted squares, is equal to the number of tilted squares in a (n+1)×(n+1) grid. Now, let’s try to figure out the side length of the biggest tilted square that can fit into an n x n grid. Let “c” be the side length of the tilted square in a grid. By Pythagorean theorem a^2+b^2=c^2 and we also know that a+b can be at most n units long. a+b <= n For example in a 5 x 5 grid; you may draw “a+b” can never exceed the value of n. Let’s now try to write the side lengths of the tilted squares which will be added to the list for an 7x 7 grid. Find a + b <=7 the new values will be 6 +1 , 5+2 and 4+3 Now, let’s organize our findings about the tilted squares for each n x n grid; Here you may want to double check your results by comparing the patterns you have discovered before. Try to write the new values for 7x7 One way to express the number of tilted squares in a n x n square So the total number of lattice squares in a n x n grid can be found by These expressions can also prove our previous discovery about the total number of lattice squares in a n x n grid, the number of tilted squares in a (n+1)×(n+1) grid. One of the best outcomes of working on a problem like this is the beauty of the solution! Extension: Can we derive a formula for the total number of lattice squares in an n x m rectangular grid where n>m?

  • Atatürk ve Matematik

    10 Kasım Atatürk'ü anlamak için sadece savaş alanındaki dehasını yada devlet yaratma ve biçimlendirme becerisini konuşmak, okumak yetmez. Onun bilime ve eğitime verdiği değeri ve ülkemizin yeni nesillerinden beklentilerini anlamak da çok önemli. Bunu yaparken onun düşüncelerini ve fikirleri oluşturan deneyimlerini ve araştırmalarını, modern Türkiye'yi kurma amacıyla hangi kaynaklardan yararlandığını bilmek ve bu kaynaklara ulaşabilmek, onu anlamak yolunda ilk adım olabilir. Atatürk'ün hayatı boyunca 4000 kitaptan fazlasını okuduğunu biliyoruz. Atatürk'ün okuduğu kitapların, 1741'inin Çankaya Köşkü, 2151'nin Anıtkabir, 102'sinin İstanbul Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi ve 3'ünün ise Samsun İl Halk Kütüphanesi'nde olduğu biliniyor. Sadi Borak tarafından yazılan kısa metinde, Atatürk'ün bu kitapları okurken aldığı notlar şu şekilde açıklanmış; Bu 10 Kasım'da, O'nun fikirlerinin temellerini oluşturan kitaplara bir göz atalım. Bu kitapları okumak, onu anlamak yolunda, başkalarının fikirlerini dinlemek yerine atabileceğimiz en somut adım olacaktır. Aşağıdaki interaktif Google sınıfını buradan indirip, linklere ve videolara ulaşabilirsiniz. 23 Nisan Yakında .. 19 Mayıs Yakında .. 29 Ekim Yakında ..

  • Flextangles

    Flextangles are paper models with hidden faces. They were originally created by the mathematician "Arthur Stone" in 1939 and became famous when Martin Gardner published them in December 1956 issue of The Scientific American. Although you can find many different examples and ready to use templates on the web, the best method is to create your own template by using an interactive geometry software like GeoGebra. As a class activity creating flextangles by using a software can lead to discussions about translation and reflection. Flextangles, gizli yüzleri ortaya çıkarmak için esnetilebilen kağıt modellerdir. İlk olarak 1939'da Matematikçi Arthur Stone tarafından yaratılan flextangles, Martin Gardner'ın 1956 Aralık ayında The Scientific American'da yayınladığı makalede yeralınca, ünlü hale geldi. Webde bir çok örneğini ve taslak çizimlerini bulabileceğiniz flextangles için, GeoGebra gibi herhangi gibi geometri programı kullanarak kendi tasarımlarınızı da yaratabilirsiniz. Flextangle ları bir sınıf aktivitesi olarak program yardımıyla tasarladığınızda öteleme ve yansıma konularında da pratik sağlıyor. Ready to use Templates / Kullanıma Hazır Taslaklar: ------ ------ ------

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  • Math Books | MATH FAN

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  • 3D Printed Math | MATH FAN

    Mathfan Shop Read. Watch. Play. Explore. Create Books Young Readers Mathflix P+ Games Toys and Gadgets 3D Models 3D PRINTED MATH If you have access to a 3D Printer, try printing toys, gadgets, puzzles, and math manipulatives. ​ Creativity is a major part of growing up, and 3D printed toys can let kids express that. Everyone can design 3D models to print or visit websites like Thingiverse to find free models to customize or print directly. You can support the designer by clicking the tip the designer button. Do not worry that if you cannot 3D print, you can still purchase the one-of-a-kind 3D models. Out of gallery Fractals by henryseg Hilbert Curve One of the models mentioned in the Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing Book. You can use it to display iterations of HC View More Topology by henryseg Topology Joke One of the models mentioned in the Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing Book by Henry Segerman View More Pyramids & Cone by mrbenbritton Height vs Slant Height A set of pyramids and a cone which have had slices taken out to help students identify the hidden triangles. View More Knots by mathgrrl Knots 3D printed conformations of the fifteen knots through seven crossings View More Scutoids by mathgrrl Pair of Packable Scutoids Scutoids are a geometrical solution to 3D packing of epithelia in the journal Nature. View More Cone by IronOxide Conic Sections A horizontal slice reveals the circle, a slanted reveals the ellipse, a vertical reveals the hyperbola, and a slanted vertical cut reveals the parabola. View More Pythagorean Thm by Freakazoid Proof of the Theorem Use the given regions to cover the squares to prove Pythagoras Theorem ​ ​ View More Illusion by KazukiYamamichi Straight vs Curve Straight bar goes through curved slit ​ View More Klein Bottle by MadOverlord Klein Bottle This special 3D shape with only one surface. ​ ​ View More Reuleaux Shapes by roklobster04 Solids of Constant Width These shapes have the same width (height) no matter how they are rotated or rolled. View More Puzzle by Juanill0 Puzzle 365 Famous Puzzle 365 - use petrominoes to cover all the numbers except today's date. View More Fidgets by JustinSDK Curves of Pursuits 3D Models of fidgets which can also be used to display the curves of pursuit. ​ View More Sierpinki Pyramid by ricktu 3D Fractal Watch the horizontal cross-sections when forming the pyramid. ​ View More Pentagons by mathgrrl All Tessellating Pentagons 15 types of non- regular tessellating pentagons View More Platonic Solids by XYZAidan Foldable Polyhedra oldable versions of your favorite regular 3D shapes, the five Platonic Solids! View More Menger Slices by mathgrrl Slices of Menger Cube Three different diagonal slice models of a level 2 Menger sponge. ​ ​ View More Two Circle Roller by AJsRaceway Oloid-like shape When it rolls, every point on its surface touches the ground ​ View More Hinged Square by jonco223 Square & Triangle Transformation inged triangle-square dissection (Dudeney's dissection) ​ View More Mobius Strip by dennedesigns Mobius Strip 5 half-twists 2 sided but one surface special shape View More Impossible Triangle by Tomonori 3D Optical Illusion A triangle with three 90 degrees angle View More Inclinometer by ChrisX35 Hypsometer Usually called inclinometer. It is used to find the height of the objects using trigonometry. View More Pyramids & Cube by ereiser Volume Formula Can be used to prove the volume ratio between a cube and a square pyramid. ​ View More Cipher by ereiser Cryptography Students learn about the Caesar Cipher. They practice encoding and decoding messages using a decoder ring. View More Brachistochrone by Taevinrude Brachistochrone Curve Demonstration Which is the fastest possible path a ball can take when falling between two points? View More Trammel by lgbu Trammel of Archimedes A geometric structure for constructing ellipses or exploring mathematical relations View More (A+B)^3 by eashwarps Binomial Expansion A model for the binomial expansion of the cube of the sum of a and b. ​ ​ View More Illusion by dietervdf Perspective 3D object w/ the top view is a circle, the front view is a triangle and the side view is a square. View More 64=65 by althepal Slope Puzzle 64=65 Rearrange the pieces, and the area seems to change. How can that happen? View More Squarcle by PhilKloppers 3D Optical Illusion he Squarcle is a 3D optical illusion based on the work of Kokichi Sugihara View More Golden Ratio by stephenplace Golden Ratio Spiral A key ring of Fibonacci - Golden Ratio spiral View More Book Recommendation; Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing by Henry Segerman

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