# Activity

## The Ins & Outs of Color Counting

Grab 5 or 6 different-colored sets of around 10-20 things – preferably stackable, like blocks or poker chips, but anything you can arrange into piles will do. The general idea is that we want to build towers of increasing height (starting from 1, then 2, and so on) using the different colors as our building …

## The Mathematics And Strategy Behind Gerrymandering​

If you are unfamiliar with the term, Merriam Webster defines gerrymandering as “the practice of dividing or arranging a territorial unit into election districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage in elections.” But rather than trying to make sense of that long string of words, let’s start with a simpler, …

## Magic Squares: A Detailed Strategy Guide​

Magic Squares are simple to explain, yet they can easily lead to hours of fun mathematical explorations. For those of you who are new to the Magic Squares problem, the idea is this: Given n greater than or equal to 3, can you find an n-by-n grid of n^2 consecutive numbers where all the columns, rows, …

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