Mobile Math: Shapely Chimes
Look at the mobile below. What do you notice? What do you wonder? What do you know?
The mobile is balanced. All three strings have the same value. What is one set of possible values for the shapes?
If a trapezoid has a value of 24, and the value of the hexagon is still 35, what could the values of the other two shapes be? How do you know?
What is another possible value for the set of shapes?
Could the hexagons and the squares have the same value? How do you know?