Lesson Plan:
Which Pocket? 

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Description: 
In this lesson, students continue their investigation by discovering a rule to predict the pocket in which the ball will land. As an extension, students can also consider the number of squares that a ball crosses while traversing its path. 
Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
NCTM: Illuminations 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: magpie, May 15 2007 12:48:07:237PM 
What did students learn? The students began to observe patterns. They recognized the need to record the combinations to organize their information. 
Recommended for: Math 2: Number sense, Patterns and sequences, Geometry in the plane; Math 5: Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion, Geometry in the plane 
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magpie 
Comment:  The ease of use and the clarity of the projection made this an attractive and engaging tool for the students. 
