Investigate the phenomenon of bottle flipping by trying this experiment. You will need a measuring cup for this activity (you may have to modify the volumes based on available materials).
What number comes next in this sequence:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21...
Timothy made the pair of videos below about this same problem. He worked it out in a different (and probably better) way.
Here is today's daily enrichment math problem. The left and right sides are balanced (ignore the light gray line in the middle).
Identify and sketch the polygon described by the clues below:
Try building a geodesic dome out of newspaper, copy paper, or straws. How big can you make your dome? This is a project I used to do with my class at the end of each year. We built newspaper domes that were large enough for the entire class to fit inside (the group above will be seniors next year)!
Here is another math problem sent to me from a former student:
Three guests check into a hotel room. The manager says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the manager realizes the bill should only have been $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 as five one-dollar bills to return to the guests.
On the way to the guests' room to refund the money, the bellhop realizes that he cannot equally divide the five one-dollar bills among the three guests. As the guests aren't aware of the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 back and keep $2 as a tip for himself, and proceeds to do so.
As each guest got $1 back, each guest only paid $9, bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop kept $2, which when added to the $27, comes to $29. So if the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?
Here is today's enrichment math problem. Warning: I have had students spend an entire morning on this problem!
Place a different single-digit whole number in each empty box to make this equation true. Follow the path but don't forget about order of operations!
A former student sent me this problem yesterday (thank you, Hailey!). See if you can solve it.
A + B = 11
A + C = 10
B + D = 7
C - D = 1
What are the values of A, B, C, and D?
A hare and a tortoise have a race. The hare runs 10 times as fast as the tortoise but gives the tortoise a 100-meter head start. How far does the hare run before catching up to the tortoise?
Hint: Yes, there is enough information to solve the problem. Focus on distance.
More explanations of daily enrichment problems...
Warning! The explanation for the problem below uses algebra.
Below are some of the solutions to the daily enrichment problems. I will continue posting videos as I create them.
Here are TWO problems for today. If you like these type of problems, try more area mazes.
Here is today's daily enrichment math problem. If possible, take a screenshot, draw your solution, and send it to me.
A mouse can start in any room in the maze. Once she walks through the door at either end of a hallway, the door closes and locks behind her so she cannot go through it again. What is the maximum amount of cheese the mouse can get?
Here is today's daily enrichment math problem:
What is the largest number you can make by MOVING exactly TWO match sticks? Assume that numbers need to be the same size and style as shown.
Here you will find suggestions for learning at home. You are not required to do all of these activities, but I encourage you to do something that interests you in reading, writing, language arts, science, math, and social studies each day. I will post new ideas for all subject areas as I come across them. Please add to the comments as you complete activities. I will respond to comments each day.
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- Chapter 5: Add and Subtract Decimals
- Chapter 6: Multiply and Divide Decimals
- Chapter 7: Expressions and Patterns
- Chapter 8: Fractions and Decimals
- Chapter 9: Add and Subtract Fractions
- Chapter 10: Multiply and Divide Fractions
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