During the Edo period (1603-1867) of Japanese history, geometrical puzzles were hung in the holy temples as offerings to the gods and as challenges to worshippers.
Here is one such problem for you to investigate.
Mathematical Content Standards
This task asks students to select and apply mathematical content from across the grades, including the content standards:
- 8.G: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
- 8.G: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
- H.G-C: Understand and apply theorems about circles
Note: These references are provisional: we are still developing our critera for consistently linking individual tasks to the CCSS.
Assessment Task Type
The task types indicate the breadth and depth of CCSS mathematical practices assessed by the task. Novice tasks involve only MP2 and MP6 and do so at a low level. Apprentice tasks add MP3 and MP7 but, because of the guidance within the task, do so at a comparatively modest level. Expert tasks aim to cover the full range of practices.
Note: these task types offer a guide as to how tasks relate to the mathematical practices. We are currently considering whether referencing the specific practices relating to each task would be useful or appropriate.