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Topic: Re: POW writing to be done
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 Betty L. Miller Posts: 6 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: POW writing to be done
Posted: Aug 1, 1997 11:03 AM

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>What are similar problems that you have used in your classroom?

Predicting with problem solving, who/what would be the last pattern.

>How would you use this problem in your classroom?

With manipulatives, ie.unifix cubes, pattern blocks, or chairs, p.e.
lockers, etc.

>How would you change this problem if you were going to use it?

Primary level, FOOD! for a model or demo, Intermediate level,
with Emperior, dependent(probablilty) upon choice of seat selection.

>How does this problem fit in with your current curricular focus or
>focuses? (patterns, functions, and problem solving, cooperative
>learning, or whatever)

In elementary this problem fits with all the above functions, in
secondary as a yearly school wide open ended assessment problem.

>After you've done a bit of this writing, take a look at the solutions
>submitted by students and talk about them in your group. What do you
>see?

We had to decided on which direction the Emperor would start, based
on Asian culture/tradition: Emperor always started to the right.

>Did you hear anything surprising to you?

If we have an even number of people, not as predictable as an odd number of
people. Also, was dependent on the direction in which the Emperor decided
to move.

>Did you see things that you talked about when you were solving the problem