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## Fraction Remainders with Play-doh (11-10 thru 11-16)

Start with any size piece of Play-doh or other cuttable item.  Roll two dice and create a proper fraction with the smaller number on top (the numerator) and the larger number on the bottom (the denominator). For example: 1/2, 2/5, 5/6, etc.  Disregard a double roll.

## Relative Size of Planets using 3 Pounds of Play-doh (11-3 thru 11-9)

Work through the attached pdf to explore creating all of the planets (including Pluto) to scale using Play-doh.  When you are done, you will have a ratio of planets of

## Relative Distance of Planets and Size of Earth and Moon (10-27 thru 11-2)

The Mathletes discovered the relative distances of the planets from the Sun measured in Astronomical Units (AU). One AU

equals 93,000,000 miles, the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

Each student made an estimate of what they think the distances are of each planet to the Sun. Most students spaced the

planets out in equal distances the same way we usually view the Solar System in photographs severely not drawn to scale.

## Dollar Words discoverd by Mathletes this week

Shortest dollar word ever found: NUTTY

OTHER DOLLAR WORDS:

session, immature, quarter, mittens, turkey, wizards, raincoats, posting, excellent, smitten, starfish, telephone, a ultraviolet ray, your bar, a comstock, stoves, putter, verdicts, varnished, delivery, a phi rocks

## Polygonal Numbers (10/20-26)

A Polygonal Number is a number represented as dots or pebbles in the shape of a polygon.

Use the graph paper provided and make different colored dots to count the triangular and square numbers. Eventually, each Mathlete should know the first 20 square numbers as they are used throughout