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).
Can you determine how many squares are on a checkerboard? Be sure to consider ALL sizes of squares. Use the organized list at the bottom of the page to help you determine how many squares will be in a 1x1 board, 2x2 board, 3x3 board, etc.
Sketch a number line with endpoints of 0 and 2. Place the following numbers on the number line:
For today's daily math problem, try to solve this place value puzzle:
For today's math activity, complete this Magic Circle activity. You can use this template for your circle or you can trace around an object you find in your house.
** This activity requires flash player. You may not be able to do it on an iPad. What number comes next in this sequence:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21... Draw the next picture in the sequence. How many small triangles are in step 25? How can you calculate this without drawing every step?
Choose one of the Desmos activities below.
On Level: Practice locating ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. If you want, try some more of these coordinate plane graphs that you did earlier this year. Advanced: Learn how graphs can tell stories. More solutions... 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).
Watch the video below about fractals. Create your own Sierprinski triangle or Koch snowflake. You can use this template for the Sierprinski triangle. Daily Problem: Who am I?
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)! For today's math lesson, watch the video below to review polyhedra. Then, learn about nets of polyhedra. Try the practice after you watch the Khan Academy video. Listen/read The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. This is one of my favorite books! Then, look for math around you as you go about your day. Make a list of all the math you saw. If you enjoyed the book, here is the sequel called The Science Verse: There is also another sequel called Seen Art.
Solve this place value riddle:
1. It is a fourdigit whole number. 2. The product of its hundreds digit and its tens digit is 6. 3. The product of its thousands digit and its ones digit is 14. 4. Two of its digits are the same. 5. The product of its tens digit and its ones digit is 21. 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 onedollar 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 onedollar 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 singledigit whole number in each empty box to make this equation true. Follow the path but don't forget about order of operations! For today's math activity, try either these pentominoes puzzles or these tangrams puzzles (or both).
Draw the next step in this pattern. Then, make a table that shows the step number and the amount of stars. What is the rule that connects the step number to the amount of stars? How many stars will be in step 14?

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