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Math Trek

Laying Track

11:15am, January 3, 2007

When our children were little, one of their favorite activities was playing with a train set. Much of the fun came from the act of assembling the pieces of wooden track, along with tunnels, bridges, switches, crossings, ramps, and other paraphernalia, into interesting arrangements. Our usual goal (I couldn't resist the temptation to assist) was to create a layout that used every component that we had on hand.

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