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# News

## February 2016

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FOUR new cameos this month.
The Task Cameo Content Finder has been updated to include these tasks.

• Cat & Mouse introduces us to a mouse which travels a network making random choices at each node as it sniffs out the cheese. A cat lies in wait within the network for the sequence of choices to go wrong and provide a snack. What's more likely to happen, the mouse gets the cheese or the cat gets the mouse? What does the answer depend on?
• Matching Faces tells the tale of a mischievous monitor who, while supposedly helping the new teacher, randomly gives out name cards to pupils without regard to whether there is a correct match in each case. How many correct matches might be expected? What happens if you change the number of students?
• Add The Pack has the underlying objective of encouraging learners to look for more than one way to 'skin a number cat'. It begins with a part pack of playing cards sequenced from 7 to King. The values 11, 12 & 13 are assigned to the Royals in their traditional order. Now the students explore adding this pack in more than one way before they imagine the traditional pack and try to find the total of that.
• Playing With Objects provides experiences which text book learning of solid geometry can't. Names for parts of objects (faces, edges, vertices), a variety prisms and pyramids of other objects are developed in a concrete, visual context. The task goes on to explore volume relationships between the objects.

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Keep smiling,
Doug.

• Did you miss the Previous News?
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1. Working Mathematically in W. A.
2. From The Classroom: New Contributions