Polygons Desmos (1)
Suggested Citation: LastName, FN. (2020). ActivityName. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/

Prejudiced Polygons

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  • Mathematical Practices
Triangles and Squares live together in neighborhoods. However, the Polygons all believe two things: “I am unhappy if fewer than 1/3 of my immediate neighbors are like me.” and “I am unhappy if I have no immediate neighbors.”

Activity Guide

This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.

Desmos Activity

Students can work through the activity and answer questions. Teachers can assign work to students, view work, and control activity pace.

Digital App

This app by Vi Hart and Nicky Case allows for simulations of polygon's freely moving around a neighborhood according to set biases.

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