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Re: [Icehouse] Your favorite (and least favorite) 3 (or 7) games

  • From"David L. Willson" <DLWillson@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 23 Mar 2009 14:18:51 -0600 (MDT)
> David L. Willson writes:
> > - Every ray must be perpendicular to every other ray.
> >   Clarifiers, if needed:
> >    - "A ray is not considered perpendicular to itself, so a koan
> >with only one pyramid cannot have the BN."
> (you need this, of course as per the obvious recent discussion re
> ambiguity; I'd probably default to mastering it with single-ray koans
> = true, myself, but that's my bias).
> Needed clarification: are overlapping rays considered the same ray or
> different rays?  This is, clearly, really important -- with it, a
> true
> koan can have any number of pyramids > 1, without it, it can only
> have
> 2 or three pyramids.

I consider(ed) overlapping rays to be parallel to one another.

I saw the limitation of numbers, and was happy with that, because I wanted a geometrically clever rule, that would also be as simple as possible.  I was very disappointed at my failure to lead the students to flat-pip-total = square of upright-pip-total a week ago.  :-(  I'm happy that they got this one.