"Tiling Tables," will be live tomorrow. Make sure to encourage your students to not only view the "answer check," but to then give us some feedback about how they think they did. At this point we're only writing back to those students who provide us with a "comment."
To go along with this problem, there is a Teacher Support page, which you can find at:
Besides links to various resources at the Math Forum to support the math concepts, I've included some links to some photographs of tiles and also exotic wood just to provide a little more context for students.
We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to post your thoughts to this discussion list. It would be interesting to hear how you are using the problems, the support pages, and/or anything else that you think might be of interest to other teachers at this level.
--------------------- Suzanne Alejandre was a middle school teacher before joining the Math Forum staff. She writes most of the PreAlgPoWs and enjoys drafting the various teacher support pages. ---------------------