Ask a Different Question: M-pires, Tetrads, and Off-road Math

By asking questions and exploring the world through an open path to discovery, take a journey through the garden of math with its many paths to explore. The exercise encourages the process of asking questions. This exploration uses maps and colors to show the 4-color theorem, m-pires, and tetrads, and references works from the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, 1975 and The Last Recreations by Martin Gardner.

  • Submitted by: Scott Kim
  • Time Required: 30-60 minutes
  • You’ll Need: Paper and pencil

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