Sunday, January 6, 2013

Systems Puzzle Problems!


graph of lines with non-whole-number intersection point


I'm working on my systems unit tonight ...

I love the list of systems problems that are posted at Finding Ways to Nguyen Students Over.

I also like the puzzles problems posted at I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down.

I am compiling a list of animals, heads, legs problems ... as well as a set of wheels (cars, bikes, trikes) problems for systems.

I have a few real-world problems - cell phones, etc.

If you know of a great source ... or have a favorite problem to share, please comment!  I'll post my compilation in a few days!


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link! Here is actually the fuller layout of my systems unit: http://untilnextstop.blogspot.de/2012/01/some-resources-on-patterns-and-systems.html and I also normally lead into it by doing a gentle introduction of systems using the first activity from http://untilnextstop.blogspot.de/2010/10/activities-to-help-kids-understand.html (Savings Race, at the end of which they are asked to estimate break-even point graphically). I love teaching systems!!

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  2. Mimi ... thank you for sharing even more ideas! Can't wait to peruse them!

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Beth! Cell phone plans are always good because the kids can certainly relate.

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