Sample CM Lesson Plan
Contents
Oregon Curriculum Network: A Digital Mathematics
Sample Lesson Plans (Casino Math)
Vegetable Group Soup
Objective
BackgroundExperience with Permutations or Mappings might begin through playing the data structures in an interactive window, or with colored tokens such as marbles. Paper and pencil are often used, with letters or other common icons or glyphs used to represent members of the set. Here we use Vegetables. Flash ExhibitYou may want to turn down your speakers. There's an obnoxious sound track. Vegetable Group Soup: A Multiplication Table Pascal's Triangle
BackgroundPascal's Triangle is of core relevance to Martian Math, as well as to Casino Math. Here in Casino Math, we are aware off the Bell Curve of possible routes to the bottom row, should a falling ball randomly zigzag this way and that on its way to the bottom. The statistical probability that it falls to the right every step of the way, thereby reaching the furthest right position, is quite unlikely, relative to finding some average way down, closer to the middle. Pascal's Triangle includes the triangular and tetrahedral numbers among its leftmost rows, taking us to the ball packings and polyhedral numbers of Martian Math. Source Codedef pascal(): row = [1] while True: yield row row = [i + j for i,j in zip(row + [0], [0] + row)] 
