Math Teachers at Play #50 via Mathematics for Teaching

[Photo by By Willi Heidelbach via flickr.]

Fifty is the smallest number that is the sum of two non-zero square numbers in two distinct ways: 50 = 12 + 72 and 50 = 52 + 52. … I’m a teacher I have to ask: “So what’s the next bigger number to 50 that is the sum of two non-zero square numbers in two distinct ways?” …

There is always something to investigate in math. One of the major objectives of school math is to get students into this thinking habit without us telling them to do so but I’m digressing from my topic now.

Let’s get to the great posts submitted for this edition.

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