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Mathline

Neighborhood Math

Math at the Mall  |  Math in the Park or City  |  "Wheel" Figure This Out  |  Gearing Up  |  Answers  |  Career Connections |  More Math Concepts

This month we offer four activities. The first looks at mathematics at the mall, categorizing shops and calculating the amount of floor space occupied by each category. The second activity explores mathematics in the park or city; it involves calculation of the height of objects. The third and fourth activities take a mathematical look at bicycles involving both geometry and ratios. Come along for the ride and see what we find!