Four Colour Theorem Worksheet

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The well-known four color theorem is explored in this activity. Young cartographers try their hand at creating a map to see if one needs more than four colors given that no border will have two regions filled with the same color. What about a map of Europe? Can that too be colored with only four colors? 

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Pros

  • Could make a unique approach to the study of proving theorems.  Is the inability to show an contradictory example sufficient proof of a theorem? 
  • Interesting lesson on map-making or cartography and the link to mathematics
Cons

  • None