Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Leaves Sept. 12, 2016


Problem of the Week (Sept. 12, 2016)
Fall Leaves!

Directions: Write your answer on a separate sheet of paper. Label the paper with your FULL name, your teacher, and which problem(s) you are handing in, then staple it to this sheet.

Level 1:
Create a leaf: Leaves come in all shapes and sizes. Draw 3 different leaf shapes (you can make up your own shape or use a real leaf as a model). On each leaf shape, count how many points there are and write the number in the middle of the leaf. To help you count, write each number at the leaf point. Bonus challenge: Add up how many points are on all 3 of your leaves.

Level 2:
Leaf art: Leaves come in lots of, pink, yellow, orange, brown, green, even purple. You have 3 red leaves, 2 yellow leaves, and 1 pink leaf available for making an art project. The art project can only fit 3 leaves on it. Draw all the different leaf color combinations possible for your art project (ex. You could have a project that has one of each color leaf OR 2 of one color plus one of another color...draw as many different combinations as you can). How many combinations did you find? Bonus challenge: what happens if you add one more pink leaf? Do you notice any patterns?

Level 3:

So many leaves: I love leaf forts! If you want to build a leaf fort you need a lot of leaves! On paper draw a leaf fort outline. Use graph paper and measure out the walls so that each centimeter on the graph paper equals 1 foot in real life. Now calculate how many leaves you need to build the fort. One foot of wall needs 70 leaves. Tell me the total number of leaves you you think you have that many leaves in your yard or nearby park? Bonus challenge: Explain a way you could calculate whether you have enough leaves.

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