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Mystery Operations

The computer makes up a mystery operation and you have to figure out what it is. Keep entering pairs of numbers for the computer to calculate and try to find the pattern in the answers the computer gives until you think you know what's going on.

Name That Function

Chart graphs of three equations. State whether each graph is quadratic, exponential or linear and explain your reasoning.

Nonstandard Units

Use the set of three triangles to build each of the outlined polygons. Then use the triangles to determine the area and perimeter of each polygon.

Operations in Base Four

Strengthen your understanding of place value by looking at systems based on numbers other than 10. Work with manipulatives to calculate base four addition and subtraction problems.

Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot

Stem and leaf plots are a method for showing the frequency with which certain classes of values occur. You will create an ordered stem and leaf plot.

Ordering Hats

Click through each representation to see how the display of relative frequency relates to the display of cumulative frequency and their corresponding histograms. Examine how each method is useful for summarizing the variation in numeric data.

Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot

A stem and leaf plot is a graphical representation for investigating variation. You will convert an ordered stem and leaf display grouped by tens into an ordered display grouped by fives.

People Patterns

Observe a line of people, discover a pattern and figure out who should come next. See if you can complete a pattern of 10 people before the penalty word "Pattern" is spelled out.

The Perpendicular Bisector

Watch as the triangle is reflected over the perpendicular bisector. Practice reflecting other figures.

Playing with Quadperson

Compare the effects of relative and absolute changes on a picture. Watch what happens to a Quadperson (a drawing of a face made of quadrilaterals) if every line were made half as long or made a half-inch shorter.

Plot Plans and Silhouettes

Plot out a three-dimensional structure based on two-dimensional silhouettes. Look at the front and side view of figures and use a table to plot out the dimensions that mathematically represent the figures.

Polygon-Classification Game

Click all the polygons to see which Venn diagram circle they belong to. Then try to determine the correct labels for each of the circles.

Practice Conversion Problems: Multiple Conversion Factors

If you don’t know the conversion factor between a metric and a British unit, use the conversion factors you do know even though this may require more than one conversion step. Practice conversion problems with multiple conversion factors.

Practice Conversion Problems: Two Conversion Factors

If you don’t know the conversion factor between a metric and British unit, use the factors you do know even though this may require more than one step. So if you need to go from meters to inches start with meters to feet and then convert feet to inches.

Quick Images

Stretch both your visualization and drawing muscles. View a shape for three seconds and then try to draw it from memory.

Quilts

Copy a quilt block made of 16 squares. Each block will have one of the four symmetry types: H, M, B, or S and you choose which you think it is.

Random Sampling

Sampling can produce measurement bias. See if you can personally select a sample that is representative of a particular population.

Reasoning About Fractions

Apply the reasoning and proof standard to a problem based on the Fraction Tracks game. Observe as students use a linear model as well as hands-on materials to solve the same problem.

The Rectangle Method

One approach for finding area is to surround the shape with a rectangle, determine the areas of the rectangle and subtract the pieces of the rectangle that are outside the original shape. Use this geoboard to create shapes and determine their areas.

Repeating Decimal Rings

The process of converting fractions to decimals can help clarify the relationship between the two. Investigate the repeating parts that emerge when you expand sevenths and 13ths fractions into decimals.

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