Education Technology

The Date Game

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

These programs display a given date and you need to calculate the day of the week on which that date occurred. DATEGAME keeps track of how many questions you answer and the percent you get correct.

Before the Activity

Download the five (5) attached programs and send them to your calculator using TI-Connect™.

These programs are incorporated in the "Dating Game" Activity for the "Convergence" episode of NUMB3RS. Visit the CBS web site to download the activity.

During the Activity

Run the DATEGAME program. It will use all of the other programs so make sure they are all installed.

When you start the program, it will display a date. Figure out which day of the week that date fell on, press ENTER, and then select the day of the week from the given list.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary