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Exploring the Four-Color Theorem

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In this activity students will explore the Four-Color Theorem by coloring various maps in MicroWorlds.

Mathematics: Students will investigate the original Four-Color Theorem and a modified version.

Mathematical Thinking: This activity will engage students in reasoning, conjecturing, problem solving, and synthesizing of findings.

Technology: Students will color a built-in map in MicroWorlds and will import and color maps from various websites.

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Last modified on August 15, 2001.