Summer SAVY 2018: Session 1, Day 4 – Secrets of the Moli Stone (Rising 2nd)
Happy Fourth Day!
The students had a very busy day today. They explored the base-three system used in the Land of the Treble by comparing it to the base-ten system used in our culture. They were introduced to trading gickles, bickles, rickles, and trickles during their visit in the Land of Treble. The students were able to build an understanding of regrouping and renaming by playing a game in which the goal was to collect enough rickles to trade for a trickle.
As mathematicians, the students also compared and contrasted the symbols used to write numbers in our base-ten system with the Egyptian and Chinese systems. They were able to recognize that numeration systems that have place values use symbols in different ways than systems that do not have place values. As archeologists, they were able to use the various activities that they have experienced over the past few days to unravel the mystery of the Moli Stone. Tomorrow, they will have the opportunity to showcase their new knowledge about place values, regrouping, renaming, and number systems during our Open House. Afterwards, they will go on a real, scavenger hunt to find other Moli Stones that have been spotted on Vanderbilt’s campus and unravel the codes found on these stones.