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Activity: Look for Patterns
Go to: http://illuminations.nctm.org/index_d.aspx?id=421 (opens a new window)
Description: The interactive paper pool game in this i-Math investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: NCTM: Illuminations
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: Paper Pool Game
Activities: Go the Distance
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Tool: Pool Table
Courses: Math 5 Least common multiple, Ratios, Proportions
Math 6 Least common multiple, Ratios, Proportions
Math 7 Least common multiple, Ratios, Proportions

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.