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Lesson Plan: Traffic Jam - Teacher Lesson Plan
Go to: http://mathforum.org/alejandre/frisbie/jam.html (opens a new window)
Description: A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and write the answer algebraically.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Suzanne Alejandre
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Activity: Traffic Jam Activity
Support Material: Traffic Jam Solutions and Reflections
Tool: Traffic Jam Applet
Courses: Math 5 Algebra and expressions
Math 6 Equations and functions
Math 7 Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions

  ihor
Comment:Excellent lesson plan. See also http://www.clime.org/page2.html for a description of Suzanne's experience with teaching the lesson.
  libby
Comment:Good lesson because of the physical movement that can be utilized. I also enjoyed all the game links - particularly the clever games for clever people by Conway.
  Marnie
Comment:good applet to help keep track of the moves.