Here's a math curiosity involving squares and odds that turns out to be true for every case.
Students will produce a multi-line graph, calculate averages, and calculate ranges using positive and negative temperatures.
Students will double a single dollar once per day and discover how long it takes to reach $1 million. Along the way, they'll move from repeated multiplication to using exponents.
Sierpinski's Triangle is an example of a self-repeating shape known as a fractal. Students will learn to create their own as well as extend this idea into other shapes, leading to interesting math-based art.
The Koch Snowflake is an example of a self-repeating shape known as a fractal. Students will learn to create their own as well as extend this idea into other shapes, leading to interesting math-based art.
In this video, students investigate a strange image that asks which has more sugar: a donut or a health drink? What about a salad? Using math and language arts skills, they'll determine if this image shows a complete picture or is misleading.
Students will tackle Waring's curious conjecture from 1762: all odds are either primes or can be written as the sum of three primes. After 250 years, we still don't know if it's true or not!
In this final part of the caffeine investigation, students will analyze advertisements, and then create a public service announcement.
Students, now armed with data about five caffeinated beverages, will survey a set of peers and/or adults to uncover misconceptions about caffeine.
This is the first of a three part interdisciplinary math project. Students will be investigating caffeinated beverages, dangers of caffeine, and how advertising affects our perceptions.
Can all perfect squares be written as two primes added together? In this exploration, students will discover interesting relationships between these types of numbers.
Have students tackle the classic "Seven Bridges of Konigsberg" problem - can you cross each bridge exactly once?
We'll explore money and test scores as we determine which is more useful: mean or median?
It seems like there's always at least one prime number between two perfects squares. But is this always the case?
Prime numbers seem to appear randomly. How do we reliably find primes without dividing every number by every possible factor? The answer is thousands of years old…
Twin Primes are prime numbers that have a difference of two. Mathematicians think there are an infinite number, but aren't sure yet. Have your students look for patterns as they dig into the Twin Prime Conjecture.
From Prufrock’s Advanced Common Core series, we introduce the Triangle Sums exploration.
A sample puzzle from the Factors and Multiples edition of Prufrock’s Advanced Common Core Math Explorations series.
In this video, students will learn a way to visualize fraction multiplication.