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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?

Investigating the Surface Area of Prisms

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Developed as part of the Math Circles of Inquiry project, this module enables students to build understanding about surface area. Students will complete three tasks dealing with surface area and volume of rectangular and triangular prisms, including a real world investigation, presented in Three Acts. The tasks will go from the concrete to the abstract as students gain understanding of what it really means to calculate surface area and volume. The module includes a refresher on area and perimeter.

One-Player Games

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Here is a collection of seven one player games, and one two player game. Your goal in each game is to find the winning strategy. As the rules change, can you still win? Various mathematical strategies can be employed, including working backwards, problem posing, invariants, and parity. Each game can be explored alone or in sets, providing material for several circle sessions or the classroom.

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