Date: Jan 19, 2013 10:35 AM
Author: GS Chandy
Subject: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Robert Hansen (RH) posted Jan 19, 2013 5:13 PM:

>

> On Jan 18, 2013, at 8:46 PM, GS Chandy

> <gs_chandy@yahoo.com> wrote:

>

> > Isn't it just far too tough for 'pre-algebra

> students'? (In fact, I wouldn't know how to do it

> WITHOUT a fair bit of algebra - am I perhaps wrong in

> calling it 'algebra'?).

>

>

> It is a word scramble problem...

>

> DEAN - NED = A

> ARIEAL - BLAIRE = B

> CLARE - EARL = C

> DEAN - NED = D

> RAFI - ARI = F

> GABRIEL - BLAIRE = G

> AIDEN - DEAN = I

> KOLE - LEO = K

> NADINE - AIDEN = N

> PAUL - ULA = P

> CHARLES - RACHEL = S

> TIRA - ARI = T

> WOLKE - KOLE = W

>

> The rest of the letters fall out from that.

>

> I guess this means that very few kids do those

> puzzles on the placemats at Denny's :(

>

> Bob Hansen

>

Congratulations, RH. In fact, may I say, CONGRATULATIONS (and repeat)!

Whenever you're ready, do take a look at: http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2430060.

GSC

("Still Shoveling!")