These activities develop pattern-seeking, prediction, and explanation. All the problems use Google™ maps (http://maps.google.com/) and some use little-known features of the tool. Before sharing these problems with your students, explore the site to become familiar with what the tool can do. Be careful, though–you may find yourself spending more time playing with its features than you had planned!
Thomas Hammond and Lanette R. Waddell
Lynn Columba, Thomas Hammond, and Lanette Waddell
What is in a name? Actually, quite a lot of math! Join us as “math by the month” challenges students to apply their knowledge of data analysis, geometry, and algebraic thinking to solve this collection of math problems.
Lanette R. Waddell and Thomas C. Hammond
Traveling presents exciting learning opportunities. October's “math by the month” takes students on imaginary trips to popular destinations. Along the way, students use algebraic thinking, data analysis, reasoning, and number sense to solve math problems.