The Tower of Hanoi
The Tower of Hanoi, sometimes referred to as the Tower of Brahma or the
End of the World Puzzle, was invented by the French mathematician,
Edouard Lucas, in 1883. He was inspired by a legend that tells of a Hindu
Temple where the pyrami
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Discrete Math
Unit: Problem Solving
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Systematic Lists Set A
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems by making systematic lists.
To use communication to organize and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.4 C, 4.5A
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Discrete Math Unit 1: Problem Solving
The first unit is going to focus on all types of problem solving strategies. We will explore
examples in each strategy. We will learn about the following strategies:
Solving by Diagrams
Solving
Unit: Problem Solving
Systematic Lists Set B
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems by making systematic lists.
To use communication to organize and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.4 C, 4.5A,
4.5B, 4.5E)
Directions: Solve each
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Discrete Math
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Pre Assessment
Complete the following problems. Read each carefully and follow the directions
given. Show work for all calculations.
1. Four boys were in a line. Daniel was behind Timothy. James w
DIAGRAMS:
A group of 20 freshmen are sitting in a room at Freshman Discovery. If each one has to high
five all the other students in the room, how many high fives will take place?
Anna, Bobby, Carla, and Danny are participating in a crab-walking race. Dan
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Discrete Math
Unit: Problem Solving
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Patterns Set A
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems involving patterns. To use communication to organize
and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.3 A , 4.5A, 4.5B, 4.5E)
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Discrete Math
Unit: Problem Solving
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Patterns Set B
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems involving patterns. To use communication to organize
and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.3 A , 4.5A, 4.5B, 4.5E)
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Discrete Math
Unit: Problem Solving
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Diagrams Set B
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems by using pictorial representations.
To use communication to organize and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.5A, 4.5B,
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Discrete Math
Unit: Problem Solving
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Diagrams Set A
Objective: To solve open-ended, non-routine problems by using pictorial representations.
To use communication to organize and clarify their mathematical thinking. (NJCCC 4.5A,
4.5B,
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"DieHardwithaVengeance"
In the movie "Die Hard with a Vengeance," the two main characters, John McClane (Bruce
Willis) and Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson), are faced with a life or death situation. In order
to defuse the bomb at the fountain