The student will understand and utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

Activity: Run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos. Parameters: Probability that a tree catches fire if its neighbor is on fire.

Activity: Explore perimeter through rectangular and straight-line arrangements of tables, calculating the number of chairs needed to surround different arrangements. Tables and Chairs is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Learn about the vertical line test for functions by trying to connect points in the plane to build a function. When you have connected all of the points, you will be told if your graph is a valid graph of a function. Vertical Line Test is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.