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Masterclass: number shapes – figurate numbers

Number shapes – figurate numbers: primary

Number shapes session notes (pdf)

We use figurate numbers to present mathematics as the search for pattern. Using balls and cubes we navigate our way round this diagram:

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masterclass-synopses-03-2012_img_6Number shapes – figurate numbers: secondary

We go further and see how we can generalise our arithmetical discoveries by means of algebra.


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