May 13, 2014

<p>This highly engaging task encourages students to use mathematical modeling to predict how many pennies it will take to cover a large circle. Students begin by using simpler problems (i.e., smaller circles) to generalize using a linear, quadratic, or exponential function.</p><p>Mathematically:<br/>*Requires students to confront the question of whether a model's predictions are reasonable (part of the modeling cycle)<br/>*Sets up a situation with many avenues for mathematical investigation<br/>*Uses technology efficiently to support the mathematics</p><p>In the classroom:<br/>*Allows for student collaboration and discussion<br/>*Provides a platform for the teacher to view students' work online<br/>*Allows teacher to filter results, e.g., to see which students revised their models</p>

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