Wednesday, May 2, 2012

841 is interesting because...

Here's another quick exploration for middle schoolers and beyond. I believe it builds mental math and number sense skills and more.

With your partner write as many "interesting" observations about the number 841 as you can in the next 5 minutes. Yes, calculators are permitted.

If they've learned the Pyth Thm, you may want to suggest afterward that 841 could be the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle - let them find the 3 sides (unless a team comes up with that! ).Talk about making connections!

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