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Patricia Mayo

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Posted: Jul 17, 1997 11:06 AM
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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 extra-credit 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

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

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 in-out
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.

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