In this mathematical turtle essay you’ll learn a bit more about turtles. To be honest, there aren’t many negatives about turtles, but you will have to recall/relearn something about negative numbers in order to complete the essay. In order to complete the blanks the student will have to do some adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with signed numbers. There IS a Prelude that explains these students that accompanies the puzzle for the student who has forgotten, or needs some reminders once he/she leaves the classroom. This is a puzzle from Fun with Hilton Head and Beaufort (for the well-rounded puzzler who wants to know more.)
Each blank in this turtle “essay” has an expression to simplify on the blank, and a letter beneath it. Simplifying the expression not only completes the sentence, but also provides a number that can be found in the grid on the next page. To decode the grid, find the number in the grid and fill in the blank above it with the letter that was below the number in the turtle essay.
Signs of the Sea Turtle, A Mathematical Essay
by Jay Waggoner, Value Added Publishing
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