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# News

## October 2011

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Two new cameos this month.
• Training for Maths encourages students to make all the possible trains of a given length if they can use only 1-unit and 2-unit carriages. It involves organised reasoning to find all possibilities, including make a table, and can be tackled at several levels of experience. At the higher end it involves combination theory, Fibonacci Numbers and Pascal's Triangle.
• Rectangle of Squares, as the name implies, involves making a rectangle from squares. Of course, any rectangle can be made from squares, if the squares are all the same size, but in this case they are not. The challenge is a spatial one that is guided by side length and area measures. It also offers a segue (I've always wanted to use that word) into Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Spiral.

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Keep smiling,
Doug.

• Did you miss September?
If so you missed information about:
1. Working like a mathematician at Mt. Carmel
2. Poly Plug on NRICH, UK
3. PD from MC: Working Mathematically with Infants
4. Update to Task 113, Calendar
6. ...and more...

### Did You Know?

• You can find tasks coded by Year Level and Curriculum Strand in the Task Centre Catalogue (PDF file).

• The Activities link of Calculating Changes offers Content Finder & Year Level Finder tools.