Activity

Skyscrapers

This week’s activity features a city planner creating an urban neighborhood populated by skyscrapers of different heights. We will be exploring the problem as presented by Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) through an online applet. We will also be giving some tips to get students started with this activity. Facebook Twitter Click here for the …

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Prejudiced Polygons

This week’s activity features a neighborhood populated by Squares and Triangles that are slightly “shapist” (but only slightly) and don’t seem to coexist too well.  We’ll be exploring “Parable of the Polygons” by Vi Hart and Nicky Case and giving some tips to get students started with this activity. Facebook Twitter Click here for the …

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An Endless Story

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Do stories repeat?  They most certainly do on a Möbius strip!  The Möbius strip, or Möbius band, is named after August Ferdinand Möbius, a 19th century German mathematician and astronomer who was a pioneer in the field of topology. (The strip was also discovered independently at around …

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Remainder Patches!

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter This fun activity, suggested for Grades 2 – 6,  has students visually discover why some division problems end up with remainders and some do not by filling paper “quilts” with paper “patches.”  Win the game with the most leftover “remainder patches”! Quilt Quilt Patches Materials (for each …

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