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• Alien Estimates - … subtraction. Required Resource Materials: FIO, Level 3, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book Two, Alien Estimates, pages 5 A classmate A … Power of Powers, pages 14 - 15, in Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking: Book One, Figure It Out, Level 3.) This activity … context of the problem) * Book 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking (rounding to the nearest 1, 10, 100, and 1000 …
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• Bagged Cubes - … : Achievement Objective: Specific Learning Outcomes: use algebraic symbols in linear equations Required Resource Materials: FIO, Link, Algebra, Book One, Bagged Cubes, page …
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• Colourful Calculations - Keywords: Purpose: These are level 3 measurement, algebra, and number problems from the Figure It Out series. Achievement … sequential pattern (Problem 2) solve division problems (Problem 3) use algebraic thinking to solve problems (Problem 4) Required Resource Materials: FIO … see whether they work. For example: An approach that involves algebraic reasoning might be: * Two of the 37 marbles are green …
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• Cornered! - … polygon has - 1 - 2, which equals n - 3. As an algebraic formula, this rule is 1/2n x (n - 3) where … of vertices the polygon has. Students who are comfortable with algebraic notation could try out this rule on the shapes in their chart. (This activity connects to the Algebra strand.) See also Problem Four, page 11, in Problem Solving …
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• Crafty Combinations - … fractions. Required Resource Materials: FIO, Level 3, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book One, Crafty Combinations, pages 16-17 Copymaster of … a foam fraction kit. Question 6 is designed to promote algebraic thinking. It asks students to think about when combining would … , Subtraction, and Place Value: * Book 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking nzmaths website Another useful resource is the lesson .
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• Cup Capers - Keywords: Purpose: This is a level 3 algebra strand activity from the Figure It Out series. Achievement Objectives: … using letter symbols Required Resource Materials: FIO, Level 3-4, Algebra, Cup Capers, page 22 plastic cups multilink cubes Activity: This … represent unknowns helps the students to understand that letters in algebraic equations are variables rather than fixed numbers. The students can …
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• Curling - … : Achievement Objectives: Achievement Objective: Purpose: This is a level 3 algebra activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to … . Required Resource Materials: FIO, Levels 2-3, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book Two, Curling, pages 18-19 Copymaster of the … question 2, the students explore a real-life application of algebra skills. The use of a table showing the results of …
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• Cutting It - … / 2 = 66, and 66 / 3 = 22, so 264 / 12 = 22. Algebraically, if b = q x r x s, then a / b … Percentages Introduction, page 22 * Book 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking Figure It Out * Number: Book One, Level 3 , page … : Book Two, Levels 3 - 4 , page 11 * Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking: Book One, Level 3 , pages 18 - 20 * Number: Book …
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• Getting The Point - … 3, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book One, Just Right!, page 8. Level 3, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book Two, Triple Trouble, page 1. Level 3-4, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking, Book Two, Non-stop Ninths, page 12. Level 3 …
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• Even More Pizzas And Things - … inter-related information, this problem can be handled by algebra. So algebra is a natural follow on from this type of problem. However, like a number of so-called algebra problems, this one can be sorted out by careful reasoning …
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