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Driving Questions in Mathematics

Language Arts

Why can't you completely tile a surface with regular pentagons?

What is the connection between mathematics and some paintings from the Renaissance?

What is the least number of colors needed to color any map so no two adjacent regions have the same color?

What is the pattern  in the number of bridges needed to cross an island and return without using the same bridge twice?

How do you cut a pizza into an even number of pieces so you and your friend get the same amount?

How do you explain the spiral patterns that show up in some fruits?

What patterns can be found in an orchard laid out  as a grid?