Daily Dilemma #11: Activity
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 Bryan, a printer in colonial Virginia,
was placing ads in his newspaper. He decided to use congruent shapes each
set of ads. Which set(s) of shapes would Bryan use? Explain your answer by
telling why the shapes are congruent. (5 pts.)
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 Benjamin Franklin was creating
bifocals. As he made the lenses, he put half of them on a shelf
and then put one third of the remaining lenses in a drawer.
He put 3 lenses in the drawer. How many lenses did Ben Franklin make? (2 pts.)
Work:

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 Mercy, a young lady who lived
in the Piedmont in North Carolina, had a favorite crystal given to her by
her mother. The crystal was in the shape of a cube. Which of the following
would she be able to use to create a package to hold her crystal cube? (6
pts.)
Draw another net for her cube here.
Explain why your choice(s) would
hold a cube. _______________________________________________
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Why would your nonchoices not hold
a cube?________________________________________________
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 Sanjeet lives on the jagged coastline
in New England where he was responsible for collecting clams for the family's
dinner. When dinner was over he had some time to play, so he made a pattern
in the sand with the clam shells. On the first row, there were 2 shells. After
adding the second row of 4, there were 6 shells altogether. After adding the
third row of 6, there were 12 shells altogether. If he continued the pattern,
how many shells were in the fifth row? How many shells were
there altogether ? (4 pts.)
Work: _________________ row
5 ______________total
 Evan's family read a pamphlet
advertising free land in Pennsylvania, so they decided to leave Ireland to
have a better life. Evan was in charge of making a pen to hold his horse during
the trip. The floor of the pen was 10 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. He placed vertical
bars every 2 ft. along the edges of the floor of the pen. How many bars did
Evan use when he built the pen for his horse? (3 pts.)
Work:

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