Tool:
Let's Do Math Checkerboard 
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Go to: 
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/domath/page3a.html
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Description: 
As a problem solving activity, students determine how many squares are on a checkerboard. Students drag highlighted squares of various sizes around the board to count the number of squares. They enter the values in a table and submit to get the answer. Looking for a pattern in the table as they proceed gives a good hint. 
Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
Cynthia Lanius 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Tool: 
Let's Do Math Checkerboard 
Courses: 
Math 5 
Patterns and sequences 
 Math 6 
Patterns and sequences 
 Math 7 
Algebra and expressions 

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KP2u2, Jun 29 2009 02:54:24:777PM 
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings 
Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective 
Recommended for: Math 6: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions; Math 7: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions; Algebra: Functions / Relations 

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: schroedaddy, Dec 6 2004 09:32:27:167AM 
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, advanced investigations 
Ability to meet my goals: Effective 
Recommended for: Math 4: Number sense, Number theory; Math 5: Number sense, Number theory, Logic and set theory; Math 6: Number sense, Number theory, Logic and set theory; Math 7: Number sense, Number theory, Linear relationships, Logic and set theory, Counting principles 
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