License Plate Math: Palindromes, Graphing, & Transformations
Using license plates as a context, we will analyze patterns. I will share a technique for graphing, and you will design your own license plates with given parameters. Our graphs will offer entry into transformational geometry, and a mapping from letters to numbers allows us to experience early algebra in context.
Nivens, Ryan Andrew. 2013. License Plate Math: Palindromes, Graphing, & Transformations. Workshop presentation. Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO. https://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Conferences_and_Professional_Development/Annual_Meeting_and_Exposition/Past_and_Future/2013AM_Program%20Book.pdf