This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity. All of life’s experiences are integrated activities. I want to review previous material a student (puzzle doer) has been exposed to. We get better at tasks in life by repetition. I want to blend a learning experience with as many other learning situations as I can. Few life experiences are isolated happenings.
This puzzle blends using the three major exponential laws with learning something about Eli Whitney, the cotton gin, and cotton . . . and picking up an astute observation as a "prize."
There IS a Prelude that accompanies the puzzle that reviews/explains the three major exponential laws for the student (puzzle doer) who needs some take home assistance or review. This puzzle is a puzzle in my book, Fun with Savannah (for the well-rounded puzzler who wants to know more.)
A Powerful, but Fractured, Cotton Pickin' Story, An Exponential Essay
by Jay Waggoner, Value Added Publishing
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