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# Problem Corner

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Bungee Jumping With Toys
ORC# 9937
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Students determine the length of a bungee cord made of rubber bands that will allow a toy doll to fall as close as possible to the ground without hitting it. Teams of students collect data using cords of varying lengths up to 6 or 8 rubber bands....
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Volumes Mathematically
ORC# 9750
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: How does one go about finding the volume of an irregular shape? Students get a preview of integral calculus as they compute volume of a solid as the sum of volumes of slices of the solid....
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Volumes Experimentally
ORC# 9749
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: The purpose of this activity is to discover relationships among the volumes of simple solids such as cones, cylinders, pyramids, cubes, and spheres. A discussion of the underlying mathematical ideas is included....
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The 3x+1 Problem
ORC# 9748
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Start with any whole number. Call it A. Find the next integer B in the following way: If A is odd, then B = 3A + 1; if A is even, then B = A/2....
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Target Game
ORC# 9747
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Starting at 0, students take turns adding 1 or 2 until they reach 21; whoever hits 21 exactly is the winner. Students play this game and several variations, with a goal of discovering winning strategies....
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Statistics Using Dice
ORC# 9746
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: What happens if you roll two dice many times? How can you analyze the results?...
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Solomon's Solitaire
ORC# 9745
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Here is a solitaire game. Start with a list of n 1's....
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Simple Areas
ORC# 9744
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: The areas of what simple figures can be measured using copies of a selected unit square? Can rectangles be measured with unit squares?...
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Similar Triangles
ORC# 9743
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics