Mathematics Education Group
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria

The Volivoli Fish: Mathematics Embedded in Commercial Design

This paper describes the development of a mathematically-rich task with multiple entry levels, inspired by the geometry and algebra embedded in a commercial logo. The author’s experience in researching the use of technology in the secondary mathematics classroom, along with many years of teaching mathematics to students of a variety of age and ability levels, led him to discover a number of possible geometric and algebraic investigations for students, enhanced through the use of CAS technology.

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