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ERIC Number: EJ926372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Back to Treasure Island
Shriki, Atara
Mathematics Teacher, v104 n9 p658-664 May 2011
In this article, the author presents the Treasure Island problem and some inquiry activities derived from the problem. Trying to find where pirates buried a treasure leads to a surprising answer, multiple solutions, and a discussion of problem solving. The Treasure Island problem is an example of an inquiry activity that can be implemented in class, with or without computer software. This problem also enables teachers to show students that problems can be solved using various approaches. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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