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Fostering Algebraic Thinking in Five Minutes a Day!

Fostering Algebraic Thinking in Five Minutes a Day!

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    Snail problem-5min Snail problem-5min Presentation Transcript

    • Day 15-minutes
    • The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole 5 feet in length. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)
    • Day 25 minutes
    • The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole 7 feet in length. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole? What if the pole was 25 feet in length? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)
    • Day 35-minutes
    • The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole if the pole was m feet tall? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)