This puzzle is a blend of various lessons that can be done individually as homework or extra credit, or in pairs (if the students are younger.) The intent is to blend some math with learning a little something about the Pacific 12 Conference. (the PAC 12) The math which will be learned is focused around learning quick and mental ways to simplify numbers being raised to small powers, something that sixth graders to seniors in high school would benefit from). The blend is in learning a little about the history of the PAC 12 Conference . . . while having a little fun doing so. The answer to the entire puzzle is a quote by John McKay which is a "definition" with a touch of humor involved. Also, I DO provide an explanation of how to square whole numbers ending in five quickly.
PAC 12 Conference History, Math Essay,Exponents,Powers,Order of Operations
by Jay Waggoner
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