Archive for October, 2006

Probability Prompt: Positive Cards

Directions
1. You and your tablemates have 5 minutes to respond to the prompt.
2. Check for spelling, please.
3. When responding to a prompt, use first names only and include the period.
4. If another group has made a comment, feel free to comment if you agree or disagree.
Note: You must include the email address of one person in your table group. Otherwise it will not accept your comment. Your address will not be published. No website address is required.

Positive Cards Prompt
You are playing the integer card game with a friend. Red cards represent negative numbers and blacks are positive numbers. Recall there are 52 cards in a deck. If you each flip over a card, what is the probability that both cards will be positive? Explain your reasoning.

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Integers on Squidoo

We are finishing the unit on integers. I hope that you had time to check out my Squidoo lens on integers. If you need to review positive and negative numbers, feel free to go to the site and play some of the games or watch the YouTube videos. Let me know what you enjoyed.

Check out the YouTube video on integers that I created. [YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v88lxflwGW4]

Make your own YouTube video about integers or any other topic we’ve studied. We can post it here and on the Squidoo lens. That would be fun!

If you find any other great sites about integers, post a comment with the link.

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Probability Prompt: Psychic Powers

A reasonable probability is the only certainty. – E.W. Howe

Directions
1. You and your tablemates have 5 minutes to respond to the prompt.
2. Check for spelling, please.
3. When responding to a prompt, use first names only and include the period.
4. If another group has made a comment, feel free to comment if you agree or disagree.
Note: You must include the email address of one person in your table group. Otherwise it will not accept your comment. Your address will not be published. No website address is required.

Psychic Powers Prompt
To test for psychic powers, ESP, there is a scientifically recognized test that is used. A person mentally transmits a picture on a card to a person believed to have ESP.
Margaret believes she has extraordinary psychic powers and takes the test. She gets a 5 out of 5.

Does this prove that she is psychic? Explain. If not, what could you do to verify that she has “special powers?”


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Information Age

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
-Winston Churchill

Life is meant to be fun, creative and engaging … and I know that our current school system sometimes lacks those vibrant qualities. I hope that this blog will be a dynamic and interesting way to express our mathematical curiousity.

Our world is changing at an amazingly fast pace as we move out of the Industrial Revolution into the Information Age. I have always been a learner and now I feel that I am on an accelerated learning curve. Join me!


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