102 uses for a paper clip

Charlotte Schulze-Hewett, Hana Sallouh

Abstract


First paragraph: Paperclips have many uses besides just clipping papers together. This simple piece of twisted metal can be used in over 100 ways, for example: a picture hanger, an emergency fish hook, a book mark, an ejector for a powered-off CD-ROM, or a zipper pull replacement. Even though there are plenty of unique ways to use a paperclip, I have managed to find one more—compass and straightedge constructions.

Keywords


Mathematics Activity; Geometry; Compass and Straightedge Construction

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