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Mathematics Detective
Mathematics Detective: Mission Possible: Exploring the Mysterious One Seventh

Kenneth Shaw, Leslie Aspinwall 

November 2005, Volume 11, Issue 4, Page 178

Abstract:
An activity about repeating decimals and patterns focused on teaching mystery behind 1/7th. Mathematics Detective articles are open-ended real-world problems that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Mathematics Detective is a regular feature of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics. Activity sheets are included. Teacher Notes and Solutions are also included.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Irrational Numbers
Number Patterns