On a political map, regions that share borders often have different colors. Mathematicians have proved that no map needs more than four colors!
Taking It FurtherChallenge students to create three of their own maps—one that needs two colors, one that needs three, and one that needs four. Compile the uncolored maps in a folder. Invite students to color the maps as indicated.This activity corresponds to the following NCTM standards:• Geometry• Problem Solving