That equation just does not make sense! Through a discussion, classmates try to interpret a seemingly nonsensical equation and find possible explanations dealing with the number 12. With modular addition and multiplication tables, pupils continue to investigate patterns.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research why modular numbers may be useful
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes individuals are comfortable with finding remainders
  • The class should know the properties of real numbers

  • Includes suggestions for extensions
  • Provides an answer key

  • None