The Mathematics of Buying: Putting It All Together
Learners tackle this interactive learning object after studying the mathematics of buying. This activity ties together the ideas of net cost, list price, trade discounts, cash discounts, net cost equivalent, and single discount equivalent, as well as the concepts of part, base, and rate.
In this interactive object, part 3 in a series, learners follow the steps of the “mathemagician” to examine four numerical curiosities: What’s Special About 1089, Perfect Squares: 1089 and 9801, The Mathematical Significance of 1776, and The Calculator Number Game. The learner will also study six number patterns and look at one remarkable table. Immediate feedback is provided.