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Rob Oliver
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Oct-25-00, 07:57 PM (EST)

"Math Projects"

 Hi,I am looking for any good math projects/project sit's with good ideas about what to do with Fractions, Decimals, Geometry...Sixth Grade math, in general. I am hoping to come across some good projects that could take perhaps a month or so to complete....nothing too small.Any ideas or pointers would be helpful...thanks in advance!Rob Oliver

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alexb
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Oct-26-00, 10:12 AM (EST)

1. "RE: Math Projects"
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 >I am looking for any good >math projects/project sit's with good >ideas about what to do >with Fractions, Decimals, Geometry...Sixth Grade >math, in general. Well, you'll have to go on searching. There bound to be some around. >Any ideas or pointers would >be helpful...thanks in advance! Here's one that might be fascinating if you find the right way to handle it: Stern-Brocot tree and Farey series. (Search my site - there's plenty information about both.) What do you get:Fractions: how to generate all of them, a surprising property of the mediant fractions, a chance to explain the difference between addition and mediant operationDecimals: approximation with fractions, is decimal approximation good or just convenient?Geometry: Ford's circles, tree visibility in a forest and Pick's theoremFractals: various manners of cycle convergence depending on the starting pointPolygons: star polygons and reducible fractions, see Star PolygonsWhile the latter two may seem too advanced for the 6th grade, as an activity it's revealing and attractive, and gives one a chance to touch on real mathematics without going too deep in. See https://www.cut-the-knot.com/ctk/Mandel.shtml|https://www.cut-the-knot.com/ctk/Mandel.shtml>. All the best,Alexander Bogomolny

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Marvin Chang (Guest)
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Aug-12-01, 09:40 PM (EST)

2. "RE: Math Projects"
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 >Hi, >>I am looking for any good >math projects/project sit's with good >ideas about what to do >with Fractions, Decimals, Geometry...Sixth Grade >math, in general. >>I am hoping to come across >some good projects that could >take perhaps a month or >so to complete....nothing too small. >>>Any ideas or pointers would >be helpful...thanks in advance! >>Rob Oliver Check out https://camel.cecm.sfu.ca/Education/mpsf/mpsf.shtml for some pretty good ideas.

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