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Figure This!
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This presentation kit will help you introduce Figure This! Mathematics Challenges for Families to the families of your students. Figure This! is a Public Outreach campaign designed to engage families of middle school students in working on mathematics together. The campaign consists of 80 math challenges, available on the Web at www.figurethis.org. They are designed for middle school students and their families to work on at home. These challenges provide examples of the rigorous mathematics that middle school students should be learning. Figure This! invites students to enjoy mathematics in real-world contexts. Each challenge provides an interesting problem and a complete solution, along with descriptions of the math involved and its usefulness in the real world. The challenges feature tips for getting started, fun facts and ideas for further exploration, and additional problems and solutions.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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07/07/2000
Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
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This web site offers families, teachers, and tutors 80 mathematical challenges helpful for encouraging problem solving with students in grades 6 to 8. The math challenges focus on concepts and objects found in everyday life, such as how fast your heart beats, what shape container holds the most popcorn, and how much of me shows in a mirror. Each challenge contains an initial problem with a solution hint, a complete explanation of the answer, and additional problems related to the same challenge. Resources for further investigations are suggested as well. From the Printing the Challenges link on the homepage, PDF files are available for all 80 challenges in English, the first 15 challenges in Spanish, and the family resource materials in English and Spanish.

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Algebra
Geometry
Statistics and Probability
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Activity/Lab
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Figure This!
Date Added:
01/01/2002