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Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus
Experiencing Mathematics through Sight, Sound, Touch and Movement


Problem-solving strategies called for in the Circus

For a survey of the problem-solving strategies called for in the Circus as a whole, look at this document:

Heuristics applied in The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus (PDF, 1.7MB)

These notes comprise a checklist for teachers who have visited the circus and are interested in helping their students develop the ways of thinking that a hands-on maths lab encourages. The booklet is in two parts. Part A lists some twenty stations. For each, the relevant heuristic methods are listed. Part B lists the methods themselves, taking as examples the stations keyed from Part A.

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