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The Number Devil
Pacing Schedule (This will give you a couple of weeks of “wiggle room” in the marking
period.)
Week 1:
Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:
The First Night and The Second Night
The Third Night and The Fourth Night
The Fifth Night and The Sixth Night
The Seventh Night and The Eighth Night
The Ninth Night and The Tenth Night
The Eleventh Night and The Twelfth Night
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
The Number Devil
First and Second Nights
1. Write the palindrome answer for the following questions. DO NOT use a
calculator.
a.) 11x11=
b.) 1111x1111=
c.) 111111x111111=
2. Will this pattern work for multiplication problems that follow this format? Prove
your answer.
3. Write your year of birth in Roman Numerals.
4. What is the math term for “hopping?”
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
The Number Devil
Third and Fourth Nights
1. What two prima donna (prime numbers) add to 58?
2. What three prima donna (prime numbers) add to 27?
3. Categorize the following numbers as prima donna (prime), ordinary (natural) or
neither.
a.)
b.)
c.)
d.)
0 ___________
1 ___________
2 ___________
23___________
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
1
3
The Number Devil
6
10
15
Fifth and Sixth Nights
21
28
36
45
55
1. The box above lists the first 10 triangular numbers. If the pattern continues, what
would be the next three numbers in the set?
3. Which of the following sets represents the first 4 pentagonal numbers?
a.) 1 3 6 10
b.) 1 4 9 16
c.) 1 5 12 22
d.) 1 6 15 28
4. Complete the chart using this picture which illustrates Bonacci (Fibonacci
Sequence.)
Row #
# of
stems
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
The Number Devil
Seventh and Eighth Nights
1. Identify and explain two patterns from the Number Triangle (Pascal’s Triangle).
1. When Al, Betsy, Charlie, Doris, Enrique, Felice, Gary, Hugh, Iris, Jamil, and
Karen were all in the classroom, how many different ways could they arrange
their desks? You may use a calculator. (Hint: 11 vroom!)
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
The Number Devil
Ninth and Tenth Nights
1. Use <, =, >, ≤, or ≥ to make the statement true.
½ + ¼ + 1/8 + 1/16 +1/32
1
2. Draw and label two 1 dimensional figures that prove The Number Devil’s theory
that Dots + Sides –Lines =1.
3. What is the correct math vocabulary for the following:
Dots:
Side:
Lines:
Name:
Period:
Bellwork
The Number Devil
Eleventh and Twelfth Nights
1. Please list three math concepts that you learned, relearned or were surprised by reading
The Number Devil.
Enrichment/Extension Projects
1. Create your own fractal. Check out this website for a unit on Fractals.
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/frac/index.html
2. Use the Coolmath4kids website to create fractals.
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractals.html
3. Have students complete this PBS lesson relating theoretical probability and
Pascal’s triangle.
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/mathline/lessonplans/pdf/msmp/smithville.pdf
4. Research prime numbers. Try this site:
http://www.mersenne.org/prime.htm
5. Research any of the topics from the book.
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