In this activity, students are challenged to determine how many more basketball games were played in a tournament with a field of 64 teams, compared to a field of 32 teams. Part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, this exploration challenges students to use a variety of problem-solving techniques that include developing equations, making tables, and drawing tournament brackets. The importance of these strategies in making business decisions and planning space missions is noted. The activity includes links to a solution hint, the solution, and other similar investigations. A resource page provides a list of related books and web sites. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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