NUMB3RS Activity: Chains and Pyramids
Watch an episode of the TV show, NUMB3RS and then explore the mathematics of chain letters and pyramid schemes, both of which involve geometric progressions and exponential growth. They discuss why both are dangerous and illegal.
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New Review Similar Solids and Proportional Reasoning
Double the dimensions, quadruple the surface area. Pairs build similar prisms and compare the ratios of their surface areas and volumes to the ratio of the heights. Given two similar cones, partners determine the ratios of the lateral...
9th - 11th Math
NUMB3RS Activity: Exponential Growth
Mathematicians investigate exponential growth by exploring two different options for receiving allowance. High schoolers use technology to compare a linear function with a constant rate of growth to a function that grows exponentially...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable