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Solve it!
Solve It!: A Mix of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Edward Mooney 

November 2007, Volume 13, Issue 4, Page 218


A permutations problem,  A Mix of 1,2,3,4,5,6,  is introduced and solutions are provided .  The aim of Solve It! is to provide teachers with meaningful, mathematically rich problems that invoke thoughtful and innovative student responses.  Solve It! poses a problem for classroom use and gives a solution to a previously published problem. Solve It! is a regular department of Teaching Children Mathematics.  Student solutions are highlighted in The Thinking of Students department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.


Grades 6-8
Permutations / Combinations / Counting Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing