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The Jug Band

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“Using just that 5 pint jug and that there 12 pint jug, measure me 1 pint of water!” Is this possible with just the two jugs? What about a 7 pint jug and 17 pint jug? Or p pint and q pint jugs?

Function, Function, What’s Your Model?

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Developed as part of the Math Circles of Inquiry project, this session is an introduction to functions. This module allows students to investigate the definition of a function, function notation, key features of a function including increasing, decreasing (in both interval and inequality notation), maximum and minimum, average rate of change and domain and range.

Materials include a full packet of worksheets pertaining to this unit (54 pages). This part of the unit (not including transforming functions) should take about six hours of class time.

Contextualizing Mathematics: Fortnite – Surviving the Storm

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In this session, developed as part of the Math Circles of Inquiry project, you are playing Fortnite. There are three loot boxes marked by your teammates. Which one is the best to go to? In other words, which point is closest to a given point outside a circle, the center of the circle or one of two points of tangency connecting the outside point to the circle? The highly contextualized nature of the problem posed will make the mathematics more appealing for students to explore. Moving between individual work, partner work, and whole class discussion, students make their predictions and...

Practical Probability: Casino Odds and Sucker Bets

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Gambling casinos are there to make money, so in almost every instance, the games you can bet on will, in the long run, make money for the casino. However, to make people gamble, it is to the casino’s advantage to make the bets appear to be “fair bets,” or even advantageous to the gambler. Similarly, “sucker bets” are propositions that look advantageous to one person but are really biased in favor of the other. In this article, we’ll examine what is meant by a fair or biased bet, and we will look in detail at some casino games and sucker...

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