Listed below are 34 investigations, one for each of the 34 activity sets of Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach, Sixth Edition. These investigations may also be found at the chapter/activity set level.
The investigations pose questions to generate interest in various mathematical topics from the activity book and encourage students to formulate and investigate their own conjectures. One use of these investigations is for term papers in which students report on their conjectures and the patterns they find.
*Additionally, of the 34 investigations below, 14 also include a data collection software program called Mathematics Investigator. These are indicated by an asterisk.
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FourDigit Numbers Investigation (Chapter 1, Activity Set 1) Read Me  FourDigit Numbers Instructions (Word Format)
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*Triangular Numbers Investigation (Chapter 1, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Triangular Numbers Instructions (Word Format)
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*Palindromic Sums Investigation (Chapter 1, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Palindromic Sums Instructions (Word Format)
(24.0K)
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*Consecutive Numbers Investigation (Chapter 2, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Consecutive Numbers Instructions (Word Format)
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Graphs of Functions Investigation (Chapter 2, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Graphs of Functions Instructions (Word Format)
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*Difference of Squares Investigation (Chapter 2, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Difference of Squares Instructions (Word Format)
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The Number 6174 Investigation (Chapter 3, Activity Set 1) Read Me  The Number 6174 Instructions (Word Format)
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*Palindromic Differences Investigation (Chapter 3, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Palindromic Differences Instructions (Word Format)
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*Number Chains Investigation (Chapter 3, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Number Chains Instructions (Word Format)
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Sums and Differences of Squares Investigation (Chapter 3, Activity Set 4) Read Me  Sums and Differences of Squares Instructions (Word Format)
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*Frequency of Primes Investigation (Chapter 4, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Frequency of Primes Instructions (Word Format)
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*Factorizations Investigation (Chapter 4, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Factorizations Instructions (Word Format)
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*Integer Differences Investigation (Chapter 5, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Integer Differences Instructions (Word Format)
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Paper Folding Investigation (Chapter 5, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Paper Folding Instructions (Word Format)
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Fraction Patterns Investigation (Chapter 5, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Fraction Patterns Instructions (Word Format)
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*Repeating Decimals Investigation (Chapter 6, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Repeating Decimals Instructions (Word Format)
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Digit Draw Investigation (Chapter 6, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Digit Draw Instructions (Word Format)
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*Palindromic Decimals Investigation (Chapter 6, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Palindromic Decimals Instructions (Word Format)
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Pythagorean Theorem Investigation (Chapter 6, Activity Set 4) Read Me  Pythagorean Theorem Instructions (Word Format)
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Trend Lines Investigation (Chapter 7, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Trend Lines Instructions (Word Format)
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*Standard Deviation Investigation (Chapter 7, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Standard Deviation Instructions (Word Format)
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*Dice Roll Investigation (Chapter 7, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Dice Roll Instructions (Word Format)
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*Coin Toss Investigation (Chapter 8, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Coin Toss Instructions (Word Format)
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Probability Machines Investigation (Chapter 8, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Probability Machines Instructions (Word Format)
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Properties of Triangles Investigation (Chapter 9, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Properties of Triangles Instructions (Word Format)
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Inscribed Angles in Circles Investigation (Chapter 9, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Inscribed Angles in Circles Instructions (Word Format)
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Pyramid Patterns Investigation (Chapter 9, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Pyramid Patterns Instructions (Word Format)
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Mirror Cards Investigation (Chapter 9, Activity Set 4) Read Me  Mirror Cards Instructions (Word Format)
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Measuring Angles and Areas Investigation (Chapter 10, Activity Set 1) Read Me  Measuring Angles and Areas Instructions (Word Format)
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Area Relationship Investigation (Chapter 10, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Area Relationship Instructions (Word Format)
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Areas and Volumes Investigations (Chapter 10, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Areas and Volumes Instructions (Word Format)
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Paper Laboratory Investigation(Chapter 11, Activity Set 1)
Read Me  Laboratory Investigation 11.1
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Tesselations Investigation (Chapter 11, Activity Set 2) Read Me  Tessellations Instructions (Word Format)
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Pantographs Investigation (Chapter 11, Activity Set 3) Read Me  Pantographs Instructions (Word Format)
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