## JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

## Maths Μαθηματικά 数学 Matemáticas すうがっこう Математика

## 私は毎日に数学を教えします。

### Contact me:

**golda@aps.edu**

## SO

## MANY

## PATTERNS!

__Bonus:__** **

**If this sequence is Fibonacci-like, find x. **

**5, x , ____, ____, ____, ____, 9**

# Mathematics in room 106

**Providing opportunities for:**

**Problem solving with confidence and tenacity****Developing an appreciation of the breadth and depth of mathematics****Developing a desire to discover****Using prior knowledge****Communicating reasoning using the language of mathematics informally and formally****experiencing multiple views/strategies****Encouraging self-discovery**

**Gifted and Honors Mathematics require a passion for math, both as a rigorous daily challenge, and in its far-reaching forms of exploration through both long and short term assignments. It calls for self-motivated students who enjoy applying critical thinking and problem solving skills individually and in small groups of their intellectual peers. Those who see math study and work, both in the classroom and at home, as a chore will struggle. This class is a vehicle for students to access learning at the level and complexity they need. Grouping gifted students is one of the foundations of exemplary gifted education practice.**

## Some Interesting Articles...

**The Importance of Recreational Math**

**What We Know About Study Habits**

**Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing**

## Recognize these? What's next?

** a) 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, ...**

** b) 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, ...**

** c) 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100, ...**

** d) 1, 5, 12, 22, 35, 51, 70, 92, 117, ...**

** e) 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, ...**

** f) 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, ...**

** g) 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, 42, ... **

** h) 77, 49, 36, 18, __ **

** i) 5, 10, 7, 14, 11, 22, 19, 38, ... **

** j) z, o, t, t, f, f, s, s, e, n, t, ...**

### Some Texts:

**Mathematics：Structure&Method 1**

**Mathematics, A Human Endeavor, 2nd edition**

**Check out the Art of Problem Solving**