In this new 15 episode Learning Playlist, James Tanton will guide us through solving equations and understanding how math works with our very human brains.
Students create exponential models to predict the speed of video game processors over time, compare their predictions to observed speeds, and consider the consequences as digital simulations become increasingly lifelike.
In this lesson, students create polynomial functions to model the expected value of a given bid and determine the optimal amount someone should bid in any auction.
This lesson presents two classic problems (Mangoes Problem and Sailors and Coconuts) that can be represented and solved in several different ways.
To test their conjectures, students gather data using one of three different methods: using a simulated online dive; covering a tank with plexiglass to simulate ocean water; or, incrementally filling a column with water to simulate increasing depth.