ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School
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Friday, February 7 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Math Pickle for the Middle Years FILLING

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 Gordon Hamilton will be coming from Calgary to present at the ISABC Conference.   He presented 2 years ago at Mulgrave and participants acclaimed his input as both inspirational - and transformational for their teaching.  

Work selfishly alone or together with your neighbour discovering curricular puzzles, games and unsolved problems that deserve their day in front of every student.  This class will include the following highlights:
Integral Fission - There are multiple prime factorization trees possible for decomposing a composite number into its prime factors.  Here, we introduce additional rules so that only one of these prime factorization trees become acceptable.  This allows us to explore and create many fun puzzles.

Collatz Conjecture (Lothar Collatz, 1937) - There is no excuse for students learning multiplication not to be exposed to this unsolved problem.  It belongs in all curricular worldwide.

Fractured Fraction - This puzzle inspires students with equivalent fractions.  It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of MathPickle puzzles and that's important because probably 10-15% of students can be pulled into math through beauty.

Perudo or Liars Dice - At 500 years old, it is the most underestimated of the historic games.  It can unapologetically be mentioned in the same breath as go, backgammon or chess.   


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Gordon Hamilton


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

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