Reconciling Representations

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One student's unexpected solution led us to make sense of the problem about random triangles and persevere to a solution.

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William Zahner,, who formerly taught at Boston University, is a professor of mathematics education at San Diego State University. He researches how students can learn important mathematical concepts through engaging in problem-solving discussions.

Nick Dent,, teaches mathematics at Boston University Academy in Boston and is pursuing a master's degree at the School of Education at Boston University. His interests include problem-based teaching and student discovery.

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