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Jul 17, 1997 11:06 AM


Answer to question #3 (C. Burkes)
How would you use this in your classroom?
Being an Interactive Mathematics Project teacher, I would assign this problem as an extracredit problem. The students, also, would have the advantage of having manipulatives to assist them in deriving their solution. As an extra bonus, they could earn more points by giving a generalization.
Answer to question#5 (H. Crocker):
How does this problem fit in with your current curricular focus or focuses: (patterns, functions, and problem solving, cooperative lerning, or whatever)
A similar problem has been used in the second year of IMP. Manipalatives really help to set up this problem. The students have already had inout machines so they can set up a chart with the data, then come up with a general formula.
This type of problem has also been used for SAT prep and problem solving in other math classes.



