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The Blocks Problem (from Private Universe Project in Mathematics)

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From the popular Annenberg/CPB Channel workshop "Private Universe Project in Mathematics," this Shockwave simulation provides a hands-on way to introduce combinatorics through inquiry: You have two colors of cubes available with which to build towers. Your homework task is to make as many different looking towers as is possible, each exactly four cubes high. A tower always points up, with the little knob on top. Find a way to convince yourself and others that you have found all possible towers... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: February 13, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 04, 2011
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Submitter: Alison Reid
Keywords: Shockwave player, workshops, towers problem, Private Universe Project, videos

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Primary Audience: Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Shockwave Flash plug-in or Macintosh computer for download.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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