Lesson 5: Comparing Sizes

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MathScape Book 3
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Lesson 5: Comparing Sizes
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Activity: Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos. Parameters: Forest density, wind direction, size of forest.

Activity: Experiment with a simple ecosystem consisting of grass, rabbits, and wolves, learning about probabilities, chaos, and simulation.

Activity: Plot a bivariate data set, determine the line of best fit for their data, and then check the accuracy of your line of best fit.

Activity: Functions like a real stopwatch, recording times that you choose. This stopwatch is accurate to the nearest tenth of a second. Parameters: Count up from 0 or count down from a set time.

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