Math Catcher are stories/movies that you can use in your classroom to promote math:
- Small Number Counts to 100. Boring task instead will be like this. When you divide number 100 with number 7 which is remainder? The story can be shown to elementary school students as a counting practice/puzzle or as a pattern recognition problem. For high school students it can be a way to introduce arithmetic progressions, modular addition, or an idea of number systems with a base different than 10.
- Small Number and Old Canoe. The idea behind this approach is to give the moderator a few openings to introduce or emphasize various mathematical objects, concepts and terminology. The aim of the question is to lead to an introduction at an intuitive level of the concept of a function and the essence of the principle of inclusion-exclusion as a counting technique. Is is also opportunity to appreciate that in order…
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