winter math activity?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by HufflePuff, Dec 16, 2008.

1. HufflePuffCohort

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Dec 16, 2008

any ideas for a fun winter math activity? it can be holiday themed, but it has to be VERY basic!

3. raneydaeCompanion

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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...

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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.

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Do you have a template for this?

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Dec 18, 2008

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!

Last edited: Dec 18, 2008