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Math Trek

Math Trails in Ottawa

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9:23am, November 6, 2002

Housed in a spectacular building redolent of crystals and light, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa was recently the setting for a highly unusual school event–a mathematics field trip!

For several years, math teacher Ron Lancaster of Hamilton, Ontario, has been creating "math trails" for both students and teachers as a way to demonstrate that mathematics can be found anywhere and everywhere, whether in puzzles and games, magic tricks, scientific investigations, newspapers, archit

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