ha ha - I came on these boards wondering that too...but I'm probably looking for something at just a bit higher level than you...

Raney, today is my last day of classes before tomorrow's exams. In addition to the end of review, I'm giving each of my kids a logic puzzle I got here: http://www.braingle.com/brainteaser...egory=Logic-Grid&order=1&value=santa&fields=0

Today my math classes are plotting ordered pairs. Then when they connect them together, it makes a Christmas tree. Tomorrow my math classes will write down 3 things they want for Christmas and their approximate cost next to them. Then, I tell the kids they have to pretend that no one will give them these 3 things, instead they are going to work for it. I tell them that they all have jobs that pay $5 an hour. They need to figure out how many hours they'd have to work to pay for those 3 items.

Below are the ordered pairs that we use. Students start at the first one in the first set and follow the sets in order until you get to the last one of 4th set. That should complete your Christmas tree. 1st set: (1,16) (-2,14) (-1,14) (-3,12) (-1, 12) (-4, 10) (-2, 10) (-5,8) 2nd set: (-3,8) (-7,5) (-5,5) (-8,2) (-6,2) (-11,-4) (-2,-4) (-2,-7) 3rd set: (2,-7) (2,-4) (11,-4) (7,2) (9,2) (6,5) (8,5) (4,8) 4th set: (6,8) (3,10) (5,10) (2,12) (4,12) (2,14) (3,14) My class really enjoyed this yesterday!