Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crossing a River with a Canoe can be a Real Math Problem!

Room 8 in Melville, New Zealand came up with an interesting math problem and asked people in their learning community to help find the answer. Here is a link to the post. Although my school is out on summer break, I decided I would ask my daughter Aidan to find a solution.

Canoe Problem
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Here is her answer. Here is a post from Room 8 showing how others have answered the problem.


Terry, Math Game Reviews said...

Now, this is very impressive! Very clearly explained and illustrated.
I can see you've had some fun with this. Did it take very long to work out the answer, did you need to give any hints?

Wm Chamberlain said...

@Terry, I walked her through the start by asking a few questions. She figured out the answers by herself. I was actually working in my classroom when she figured out her answer.