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Shannon had 5 crackers.
Beth gave her 8 more
crackers. How many
crackers does Shannon
have altogether?
Shann
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HW #3
Pirates Treasure
1. Understand the Problem
Knowns:
There are 3 pirates: Pegleg, Black Pete, and Jolly Roger
Pegleg woke up and divided the original pile of treas
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HW 2
Wedding Plans
1. Understand The Problem
Known:
Grand Concourse (y) charges $105 per person (x)
o Y=105x
Bramblewood Barn (BB) charges $13,500 flat fee
o $80 for 10
Hamby Senser
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March 20, 2017
HW #7
Eddie the Eagle
1. Understand the Problem
Knowns
Eddie takes 8 minutes to reach the bottom of the mountain
Bronson takes 6 minutes to reach the bottom
Add to
Taxonomy of Addition and Subtraction Problems
Subtract From
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Two frogs sat on
the pond. Three
more frogs
hopped there.
How many are on
the pond
FAKE COIN!
Which ones the counterfeit?
Suppose you have 9 gold coins, but one is
counterfeit, and weighs less than the others. Can
you iden:fy the counterfeit using tw
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January 17, 2017
HW #1
Hollywood Bound
1. Understand the Problem
We must look at what the problem is telling us. First, we read the problem and find what
we know and what we are trying to
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3/8/17
HW #5
Fruit Trees
1. Understand the Problem
Known
are apple trees
are peach trees
1/6 are plum trees
200 cherry trees
Unknown
How many trees are in the garden?
2. Create a Pla
Fake Coin
1. Understand the Problem
Knowns:
Total of 9 coins
One is counterfeit
The counterfeit weighs less than the others
Unknowns:
If we can determine the counterfeit coin using a balanced scal
Understanding the Problem
KnownsThe first triangle has 2 rows with three on top and two on bottom
It takes 1 move to move the triangle upside down
A triangle with 3 rows has three pennies on bottom, t
Understanding the Problem
Knowns
- You start with one sheet of paper
- You cut the paper in half and stack one sheet on top of the other
- Continue this process
- The papers are 7/1000 of an inch thic
Understanding the Problem
Knowns4 different kinds of dogs
4 different owners
4 different classes
4 different places- first, third, fourth, and ninth
All the other information given
UnknownsWho owns wh
Understanding the Problem
KnownsThere are 3 prisoners
1 of the prisoners was blind
There were 3 white hats and 2 red hats
The jailer placed the hats on the prisoners in the dark
The game they played w
Homework Problem #3
The sides of the outside square in the figure are 6 inches long. The corners
of the next smaller square are at the midpoints of the outside square, and
so on.
a.
Find the sum of
Understanding The Problem
KnownsStart with a 16 oz. bottle of wine
On the 1st day, he drinks 1 oz. then fills it up with water
On the 2nd day, he drinks 2 oz. then fills it up with water
On the 3rd da
Understanding the Problem
Known
- Sides of the outside square are 6 inches long.
- The corners of the next smaller square are at the midpoint of the outside square
- This pattern continues
Unknown
- L
1. Understanding the Problem
KnownConcert begins in 17 minutes
All members must cross bridge
Two people can cross at one time
A torch is always required to cross bridge
Torch must be walked back and f
Understanding The Problem
Knowns
- Farmer Moore is separating her prized bovine collection.
- For one cow, there are eight haystacks surrounding it
- For two cows, there are ten haystacks surrounding
Understanding The Problem
KnownThe triangle is isosceles, thus the two sides are equal.
The sides AC and AB are both 6 inches.
Angle CAB is greater than or equal to 60 degrees.
The edge lengths of the
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Examples of Videos
Rubrics will be available online.
Game Stop
Trevor's Mean
S
Examples of presentations
Key note: need to give example before
giving the problem to solve.
Rubric
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9/5/2016
Draw a diagram
When would you use a
diagram?
Drawing a diagram is the
most common problem
solving strategy.
Often, the problem solver
needs to draw a diagram even
to understand th
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09/12/16
Brain Warm Up
A quart bottle contains a mixture that is 1/3
orange juice, 2/3 water. A half gallon bottle
contains a mixture that is 3/4 orange juice, 1/4
water. The contents of the
MASC 450
MIDTERM
NOTES
Howdy,
Here are general tips how to prepare for the midterm exam.
Focus on reviewing notes and labs conducted during this course. I will make the notes
from previous weeks avail
Week Four
System of linear equations is defined as a collection (set) of linear functions with
common variables.
Graphical Method of Solving
Solve each equation for y
Graph the equations
Find inter
Week Five
Piece-wise function
Composed of different pieces or forms: quadratic, linear, cubic, etc.
Forms are restricted to specific domains x-intervals.
Can be continuous or discontinuous.
Can be
Week One
Best Fit Lines
Describing Motion
Motion can be described by finding function that shows objects position, velocity,
or acceleration.
The most standard representation is a position function
Week Six
Quadratic Functions
Highest exponent is 2
Minimum and/or Maximum value
Finding the equation of a quadratic line
Vertex form with a vertex of (0,2):
To find a plug in a point for f(x) and x.
Week Three
Most composite figures (except of a circle, ellipse, etc.) can be decomposed into
triangles.
Connect opposite vertices
Draw the heights for each triangle. The heights must be perpendicula