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Key Curriculum Press Discovering Algebra: Investigation A Chaotic Pattern

Published on 04/19/2005

Activity Overview

Key Curriculum Press Discovering Algebra Lesson 0.5: Out of Chaos is from Chapter 0: Fractions and Fractals. Students will explore seemingly random patterns as they review some measurement and fraction ideas.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources and Calculator Note PDF files.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class.
Transfer the Program file to student calculators using TI Connect™, with a connectivity cable and unit-to-unit cables

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Practice multiplication with fractions and decimals
  • Deepen understanding of recursion and attractors
  • Practice careful measuring skills
  • Review the meaning of a vertex of a triangle


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.