Math Investigations
Math Investigations
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Listed below are 34 Investigations, one for each of the 34 sections of Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, Sixth Edition. These investigations may also be found at the chapter/section level.

The investigations pose questions to generate interest in various mathematical topics from the text 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.

Click on the Read Me files below to open the investigations in a Word file. The Word file may be used in conjunction with the Investigator by copying and pasting the data from the Investigator into the Word file. You may also type your answers into the Word file.

Four-Digit Numbers Investigation (Chapter 1, Section 1)
Read Me - Four-Digit Numbers Instructions (Word Format) (25.0K)

*Triangular Numbers Investigation (Chapter 1, Section 2)
Read Me - Triangular Numbers Instructions (Word Format) (87.0K)

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*Palindromic Sums Investigation (Chapter 1, Section 3)
Read Me - Palindromic Sums Instructions (Word Format) (24.0K)

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*Consecutive Numbers Investigation (Chapter 2, Section 1)
Read Me - Consecutive Numbers Instructions (Word Format) (280.0K)

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Graphs of Functions Investigation (Chapter 2, Section 2)
Read Me - Graphs of Functions Instructions (Word Format) (25.0K)

*Difference of Squares Investigation (Chapter 2, Section 3)
Read Me - Difference of Squares Instructions (Word Format) (101.0K)

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The Number 6174 Investigation (Chapter 3, Section 1)
Read Me - The Number 6174 Instructions (Word Format) (30.0K)

*Palindromic Differences Investigation (Chapter 3, Section 2)
Read Me - Palindromic Differences Instructions (Word Format) (22.0K)

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*Number Chains Investigation (Chapter 3, Section 3)
Read Me - Number Chains Instructions (Word Format) (23.0K)

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Sums and Differences of Squares Investigation (Chapter 3, Section 4)
Read Me - Sums and Differences of Squares Instructions (Word Format) (26.0K)

*Frequency of Primes Investigation (Chapter 4, Section 1)
Read Me - Frequency of Primes Instructions (Word Format) (21.0K)

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*Factorizations Investigation (Chapter 4, Section 2)
Read Me - Factorizations Instructions (Word Format) (55.0K)

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*Integer Differences Investigation (Chapter 5, Section 1)
Read Me - Integer Differences Instructions (Word Format) (61.0K)

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Paper Folding Investigation (Chapter 5, Section 2)
Read Me - Paper Folding Instructions (Word Format) (37.0K)

Fraction Patterns Investigation (Chapter 5, Section 3)
Read Me - Fraction Patterns Instructions (Word Format) (52.0K)

*Repeating Decimals Investigation (Chapter 6, Section 1)
Read Me - Repeating Decimals Instructions (Word Format) (23.0K)

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Digit Draw Investigation (Chapter 6, Section 2)
Read Me - Digit Draw Instructions (Word Format) (31.0K)

*Palindromic Decimals Investigation (Chapter 6, Section 3)
Read Me - Palindromic Decimals Instructions (Word Format) (24.0K)

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Pythagorean Theorem Investigation (Chapter 6, Section 4)
Read Me - Pythagorean Theorem Instructions (Word Format) (59.0K)

Trend Lines Investigation (Chapter 7, Section 1)
Read Me - Trend Lines Instructions (Word Format) (95.0K)

*Standard Deviation Investigation (Chapter 7, Section 2)
Read Me - Standard Deviation Instructions (Word Format) (84.0K)

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*Dice Roll Investigation (Chapter 7, Section 3)
Read Me - Dice Roll Instructions (Word Format) (51.0K)

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*Coin Toss Investigation (Chapter 8, Section 1)
Read Me - Coin Toss Instructions (Word Format) (78.0K)

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Probability Machines Investigation (Chapter 8, Section 2)
Read Me - Probability Machines Instructions (Word Format) (49.0K)

Properties of Triangles Investigation (Chapter 9, Section 1)
Read Me - Properties of Triangles Instructions (Word Format) (88.0K)

Inscribed Angles in Circles Investigation (Chapter 9, Section 2)
Read Me - Inscribed Angles in Circles Instructions (Word Format) (46.0K)

Pyramid Patterns Investigation (Chapter 9, Section 3)
Read Me - Pyramid Patterns Instructions (Word Format) (37.0K)

Mirror Cards Investigation (Chapter 9, Section 4)
Read Me - Mirror Cards Instructions (Word Format) (36.0K)

Measuring Angles and Areas Investigation (Chapter 10, Section 1)
Read Me - Measuring Angles and Areas Instructions (Word Format) (53.0K)

Area Relationship Investigation (Chapter 10, Section 2)
Read Me - Area Relationship Instructions (Word Format) (37.0K)

Areas and Volumes Investigations (Chapter 10, Section 3)
Read Me - Areas and Volumes Instructions (Word Format) (35.0K)

Laboratory Investigation (Chapter 11, Section 1)

Read Me - Laboratory Investigation (29.0K)

Tesselations Investigation (Chapter 11, Section 2)
Read Me - Tessellations Instructions (Word Format) (35.0K)

Pantographs Investigation (Chapter 11, Section 3)
Read Me - Pantographs Instructions (Word Format) (44.0K)

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