A Math Showcase Presented to the

Faculty of Camarines Norte State College

Laboratory High School

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements

for the First Grading Period

MICHAEL ALEXIS G. ASUNCION

KENNETH JAMES L. BORILE

SADAM RICHARD C. CANUTO

KARL JOSEL M. CASTILLO

ELDRIN PAUL R. GARCIA

August 2006

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

No words can express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our dear Lord for giving us the strengths and abilities to make this project possible.

There also people who extended their supports and efforts for the completion of this math showcase, to our parents, for giving us moral supports and helping us financially, to our ever beautiful Mathematics teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Rubio, for her dedication in teaching us, to Kuya Jaycee, for sharing his ideas and concept of the game, and to our classmates, our competitors, for a healthy competition.

THE PROPONENTS

ABSTRACT

Arithmetic is the oldest and simplest branch of mathematics, used by almost everyone, for tasks ranging from simple daily counting to advanced science and business calculations. In common usage, the word refers to a branch of mathematics which records elementary properties of certain operations on numbers.

Scrabble is a popular word game and board game in which 2-4 players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a 15×15 game board.

The showcase was made to help those students having difficulties in arithmetic like solving simple problems and computing sign numbers.

The game is entitled “Double Bag Math Scratch”. It is inspired by the game double bag scrabble with a twist of mathematics. We use the word scratch because it is synonymous to scrabble.

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION

Scrabble is a popular word game and board game in which 2-4 players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a 15×15 game board. Arithmetic is the oldest and simplest branch of mathematics, used by almost everyone, for tasks ranging from simple daily counting to advanced science and business calculations. In common usage, the word refers to a branch of mathematics which records elementary properties of certain operations on numbers.

The showcase is entitled “Double Bag Math Scratch”. It is inspired by the game double bag scrabble with a twist of mathematics. We use the word scratch because it is synonymous to scrabble.

A. Review of related literature

The game Scrabble was created by architect Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938, as a variation on an earlier word game he invented called Lexiko. The two games had the same set of letter tiles, whose distributions and point values Butts worked out meticulously by counting letter usage from the New York Times and other sources. The new game, which he called “Criss-Crosswords”, added the 15-by-15 game board and the crossword-style game play.

B. Significance of the game

This game can help those students having difficulties in arithmetic like solving simple problems and computing sign numbers.

C. Scope and Limitation

Double Bag Math Scratch was tested several times by the proponents to make the new rules and twist from the game “scrabble”.

This showcase was designed for students who wanted to get in a new board game with an exciting twist from the game “scrabble”. This is applicable for ages 10 year of age and above.

E. Definition of terms

1. Meticulously - me·tic[pic]u·lous·ly adv.

Synonyms: meticulous, painstaking, careful,

scrupulous, fastidious, punctilious

These adjectives mean showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details.

2. Equation - e·qua·tion...