The computer makes up a mystery operation and you have to figure out what it is. Keep entering pairs of numbers for the computer to calculate and try to find the pattern in the answers the computer gives until you think you know what's going on.
Many Renaissance artists and architects used the concept of the golden mean which was thought to be visually pleasing. An Italian mathematician developed a series of numbers related to the golden mean; see if you can detect the pattern.
Plot out a three-dimensional structure based on two-dimensional silhouettes. Look at the front and side view of figures and use a table to plot out the dimensions that mathematically represent the figures.
One way to be sure you'll have enough money to live comfortably when you retire is to put your money in a savings account where it will collect interest. Find out how simple and compound interest can help your money grow and calculate your own savings.
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What are some different ways to represent the sum of consecutive powers of 1/2; that is, 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + ..., etc? Explore physical, numeric, geometric and symbolic representations and consider how you represent math in your own mind.
The owner of a factory has two expensive robots to automate a manufacturing process. Use the topological concept of a configuration space to coordinate their actions and maximize their efficiency on the manufacturing floor.
As the pollster for candidate Higgins, you need to know how she is faring with different groups. Read her political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, decide on the groups to poll, review the results and learn about random sampling.
It’s make or break time at the end of the campaign so you must read Ms. Higgins’ political profile, view the demographic profile of the city and decide how many people to poll out of the entire voting age population of 16,000 to get accurate results.
The colors listed in the boxes represent different parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc. Figure out which colors represent which part of speech and then use the colors to create proper sentences.
To find a hidden treasure use taxicab geometry, a special kind of geometry that counts in city blocks. Pick an intersection, ask the computer how far it is to the treasure and get the distance using taxicab geometry.