Deal or No Deal, starring Howie Mandel, was a game of chance. Contestants choose a case at the beginning and proceed to trade cases, or take bank offers, until they find the case worth a million dollars.
Please familiarize yourself with this game for our next strand of math.
An ANAGRAM is a kind of wordplay where the letters in a word, phrase or sentence are rearranged to make a new word, phrase or sentence. For example, the word ANAGRAM has 7 letters and can be rearranged 7! = 5040 ways. One of these arrangements spells the word ANAGRAM itself, another spells MARGANA, and so on. It is believed that Shakespeare played with this idea when naming the protagonist in his play Hamlet. Hamlet’s name is thought to have been an anagram of AMALETH, the name of a Danish Prince.
Another famous anagram comes from J.K. Rowling’s book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The name “Tom Marvolo Riddle” has 17 letters. These 17 letters can be rearranged approximately 355-thousand billion ways. One of these arrangements spells “I am Lord Voldemort.”
Learning Goal: To determine the mass to volume ratio of certain objects.
Have you remembered:
1. to line up your equal signs with one on each line
2. to isolate the unknown variable by moving integers to the opposite side
3. change the operation to its opposite when moving integers
4. whatever you do to one side, you must do to the other