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# Problem Corner

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Bungee Jumping With Toys
ORC# 9937
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Students determine the length of a bungee cord made of rubber bands that will allow a toy doll to fall as close as possible to the ground without hitting it. Teams of students collect data using cords of varying lengths up to 6 or 8 rubber bands....
2
Hollywood Box Office
ORC# 10112
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Students investigate the average earnings of a movie in a given week using data they collect from web or print resources. In this investigation, students use the measures of center and different graphical displays of the data to make an argument that each of the measures of center may be appropriate, providing an explanation for their...
3
What Is the Average Birth Month?
ORC# 10113
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Students are asked to find the average birth month. Analysis of the data and examination of just what “average” means in the case of months leads to the mode being selected as the best way to find an "average" with categorical data....
4
Exploring Variables and Real Numbers
ORC# 10115
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: This set of questions is intended to give the teacher and students an appraisal of the level of individual students' understanding of variable expressions and the relationship of numbers to the number line. These questions provide a rich opportunity for students to explore ideas about number and variable in a thought-provoking context....
5
Jeopardy Algebra
ORC# 10122
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: In the game of Jeopardy the answer is given and the contestant must supply the question. In Jeopardy Algebra the solution of an equation is given, and students must write an equation and then solve it to get the given solution....
6
Linearity in the World Around Us
ORC# 10123
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: Several real-world situations motivate the study of linear functions, their parameters, and behaviors. The contextual situations lead to the abstraction of function and provide tools for understanding and long-term memory....
7
The Commuter
ORC# 10124
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: This problem, at first blush, looks like a fairly typical distance-rate-time problem and is a good one to pose after students have worked a few DRT problems. Drawing a diagram will help the students reason out the solution....
8
Recursive Explorations With Number Cycles
ORC# 10125
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics
Professional Commentary: A number cycle is a repeating number pattern. For instance, the sequence 1, 3, 5, 7, 1, 3, 5, 7, 1, 3, 5, 7 ....
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Pizza Crusts and Painted Cubes
ORC# 10126
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Resource Type: Content Supports -- Activities and rich problems
Discipline: Mathematics