Act it OUt
Karla's Farewell Party
Karla is moving to another state, and her best friend has planned a farewell party for her. The people arrive at the house in he following manner: The first time the doorbell rings, Karla, as the first guest, enters. On each successive ring, a group enters that has two more people than the group that entered on the previous ring. How many guests will have arrived after the twelfth ring?
Use Manipulative Bears to Act out this Problem
Constructing a Table or Chart
The Garden Fence
A gardener has 60 feet of fence to keep animals out of the garden. What is the largest area of garden that this fence will enclose?
Use Chart Paper to show your Work
Solve a simpler Problem
Connect the Points
A circle has 25 points marked on it. How many straight lines will there be when
each of the points is connected to each of the other points on the circle?
Solve using a Simpler problem Try 5 points
Draw a Picture or Diagram
The Barnyard Problem
Jill counted 20 pigs and chickens in the farmyard. Jack counted a total of 54 legs for the 20 animals. How many pigs and how many chickens were there?
Use the Chart Paper to show your Work
Find a pattern
The Patio Walk Problem
Suppose you have concrete tiles that measure 2 feet by 1 foot and you wish to use them to construct a patio walk that is 2 feet wide. Find three patio walks that could be constructed.
Use Color Tiles to Solve
Guessing and Checking
Multiples of 5
Find 6 consecutive multiples of 5 that when added make a sum of 345
Use scrap paper to Guess and Check