tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post6376458857010384513..comments2017-02-24T14:37:26.285-06:00Comments on Math = Love: Zukei Puzzles for Practicing Geometric VocabularySarah Carterhttps://plus.google.com/105959040057915999803noreply@blogger.comBlogger17125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-9631560764982544442017-01-10T16:43:37.830-06:002017-01-10T16:43:37.830-06:00Google Zukei or Naoki Inaba. You will find the pu...Google Zukei or Naoki Inaba. You will find the puzzles and solutions.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-69869530986504190482017-01-10T16:42:25.351-06:002017-01-10T16:42:25.351-06:00Yes, find the given shapes using the dots as verti...Yes, find the given shapes using the dots as vertices.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-38835865287740252292017-01-10T04:31:03.399-06:002017-01-10T04:31:03.399-06:00Would you be willing to share the answers?Would you be willing to share the answers?W Martinezhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14783055459117854151noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-22701106913595611372017-01-08T15:50:45.812-06:002017-01-08T15:50:45.812-06:00Please excuse me if this question makes me sound a...Please excuse me if this question makes me sound a bit thick, but I'm not totally sure of what the instructions are. Is the user to construct the given polygon using some combination of the dots as vertices? I notice some other folks had the same confusion.<br /><br />Thanks in advance...Unknownhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08737812358348056155noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-69826459641520801982017-01-05T11:40:44.068-06:002017-01-05T11:40:44.068-06:00Sarah- thanks SOOOO much for the translating and f...Sarah- thanks SOOOO much for the translating and formatting!!!! These are awesome. A word of warning- if your students have instant access to the internet (iPads for all at my school), they will be very tempted to google Naoki Inaba and find all the puzzles and their solutions. Doesn't leave much to the imagination...<br />Even though I am only giving my kids one page at a time, next year I will block out the name of the puzzles and the author before I hand out the first one. That way, they can't google it and spoil the fun. I will put Zukei and Naoki Inaba on the LAST page instead- especially since the last page is the hardest. I want to give him credit, but not give the students the cheaty path to the answers. (My kids are so darn competitive!)<br />-snapdragonAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-52595455986034034282017-01-05T11:34:33.713-06:002017-01-05T11:34:33.713-06:00Actually, that's a parallelogram, not a rectan...Actually, that's a parallelogram, not a rectangle. Check to see the slopes of the sides- they aren't opposite reciprocals.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-90127624421691716992017-01-05T09:52:00.534-06:002017-01-05T09:52:00.534-06:00So much fun for my grade 8 students! Thanks for ta...So much fun for my grade 8 students! Thanks for taking the time to translate and post these. It's much appreciated!KDhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03605807312771839839noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-89879963542211014902016-12-21T01:40:44.875-06:002016-12-21T01:40:44.875-06:00#6 also has another solution. If you consider the ...#6 also has another solution. If you consider the bottom left corner to be the origin, the rectangle has vertices at (2,0),(1,1),(5,2),(4,3). :-)Jenn Hartleyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00096424723110888459noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-63908327528296033812016-12-20T15:07:44.446-06:002016-12-20T15:07:44.446-06:00Thanks for compiling these, Sarah. "Practicin...Thanks for compiling these, Sarah. "Practicing Geometric Vocabulary," sells these little gems short, though! It's one thing to remember that an isosceles right triangle has three sides, and an included right angle between two of those congruent sides. It requires an entirely different skill set to track down that shape in this field of dots! I wonder what <em>that</em> skill is called.Dan Meyerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11323257310042023350noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-33942449159684329892016-12-20T12:43:46.872-06:002016-12-20T12:43:46.872-06:00ps - there's a really nice connection between ...ps - there's a really nice connection between these puzzles and this websketch:<br />http://www.sineofthetimes.org/a-hidden-polygons-puzzle/<br /><br />JJonathan Berlingerihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05556457428907946520noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-38683505808458642082016-12-20T11:37:20.416-06:002016-12-20T11:37:20.416-06:00Thanks so much for all of your work translating an...Thanks so much for all of your work translating and formatting the puzzles! I'm very excited to challenge my 6/7s with it!<br /><br />JJonathan Berlingerihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05556457428907946520noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-5064610126375228612016-12-18T12:16:05.154-06:002016-12-18T12:16:05.154-06:00These make fun little holiday gifts! :-) Thank you...These make fun little holiday gifts! :-) Thank you for the translations.echomysthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06965124086793415110noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-4778708732143887532016-12-17T17:25:38.364-06:002016-12-17T17:25:38.364-06:00Is there more than one solution for some of them? ...Is there more than one solution for some of them? The way I understand it, you need to find the vertices of the required shape from the highlighted points. Is this correct?Mermaid of Brooklyn - Wendy Menardhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16732230805520644038noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-81008094175920428582016-12-17T15:54:33.682-06:002016-12-17T15:54:33.682-06:00Or what about using Desmos to graph the shape? Som...Or what about using Desmos to graph the shape? Something like this perhaps: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lielclnypnMark Kaercherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00151597498044583455noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-30279136263677727212016-12-17T14:31:14.423-06:002016-12-17T14:31:14.423-06:00One last question, what are the directions? Find t...One last question, what are the directions? Find the shape that is asked within the dots? Prove it?Amy Zimmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09960137549431994944noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-91878068537279282652016-12-17T13:54:38.658-06:002016-12-17T13:54:38.658-06:00Sarah you are a generous genius! Love this. For ge...Sarah you are a generous genius! Love this. For geom students, they can use coordinate geom to PROVE they are correct or that the square is a square etc...<br />Happy Holidays to you!Amy Zimmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09960137549431994944noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1091979517567705761.post-82735660459348924652016-12-17T13:47:55.234-06:002016-12-17T13:47:55.234-06:00What if in the algebra version you gave the equati...What if in the algebra version you gave the equations (like the shape) with no coordinates. Then they would have to interpret relative change in points. Two lines might let them specify the coordinates. I'll tweet a possible example to you! <br /><br />John Goldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.com