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176- A Interesting Problem with Master Locks and Simplex Locks

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Marriott Ballroom 9/10 (Marriott Downtown)
Lead Speaker:
PingHsiu Lee
Khoon Tan

Discovering combinations of the keys for a simplex lock is an unique way to study combinatorics. Use the problem of a simplex lock, along with Texas Instruments handheld devices and math manipulatives such as Cuisenaire rods, to introduce basic counting principles and techniques. Students will be able to conceptualize the meaning of combinations and permutations.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: Higher Education, 9 to 12

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