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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Waste Not" - A Group of Symmetries

Published on 11/10/2006

Activity Overview

Kac-Moody Algebras are an extension of groups of symmetries. This activity takes the simple group of symmetries of an equilateral triangle and relates the geometry to some of the axioms high school students commonly study.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore Web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.