Algebra Math Puzzle for the Christmas Season
Submitted by BrookeIstas on December 3, 2015 - 11:14am
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Let's modify the Christmas Carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," for an algebraic reasoning task befitting the season:
How many gifts did your true love receive on each day? If the song was titled, "The Twenty-Five Days of Christmas," how many gifts would your true love receive on the twenty-fifth day? How many total gifts did she or he receive on the first two days? The first three days? The first four days? How many gifts did she or he receive on all twelve days? Can you create an equation, table, figure, graph to represent, "The X Days of Christmas," following the same pattern?
Who is up to this challenge in their classroom? If so, report back on how it played out. Let's have some fun with algebra!
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