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Activities (for students)
Activities for Students: Becoming Mathematicians: Exploring an Unsolved Arithmetic Problem

Catherine M. Miller and Douglas Shaw 

May 2011, Volume 104, Issue 9, Page 696

Abstract:
The Collatz conjecture is an open mathematical question easily accessible to prealgebra students; the authors present some activities based on the conjecture to show students how mathematicians really work.

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Two activitiy sheets on Collatz Orbits (PDF)
Two activity sheets on Collatz Orbits (Word)

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Activity Sheets
Algebraic Thinking / Pre-Algebra Concepts
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof