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The Dynamic Classroom: Teaching Math with Technology Tuesday, October 11, 2005NJAET Conference
The purpose of today's session is to help you better understand how
the softwarebased actitvities can effectively be used in teaching and
learning powerful ideas from mathematics.
1

Road Sign & the Bus Problem
What's the problem with Word problems?


2 
Fraction Darts
The object of the Fraction Darts challenge is to
"pop" balloons located on a number line between 0 and 1. The darts are
"thrown" by entering a number in fractional form. Here is a
glimpse of a game in progress. Two darts (5/8 and 3/4) have been thrown
so far. Notice that 3/4 is too big and 5/8 is too small. What is your
next throw?
Also try Decimal Darts


3 
Learning
Mathematics Dynamically with Geometer's Sketchpad
What can Spinwheels teach you about
Geometry?
Spinwheel1.gsp
Spinwheel2.gsp
Spinwheel3.gsp


4 
The
Famous Jinx Puzzle
Pick a number, Add 11, multiply by 6, subtract 3, divide by 3,
Add 5, Divide by 2, Subtract the original number. Why is this called
the Jinx puzzle?
Jinx.xls


5 
The Pizza Server Challenge
Order some pies and see if you can figure out what the prices are for
different sizes of pizza and number of toppings. (Check out the
toppings.) In other words, what does their menu look like?


6

The Great Green
Globs
Contest
What is the highest score you can get for
this array of Globs?


