From April 1-8, 2011, images of Okta were scattered throughout the Illuminations site. Clues on his hiding places were posted on the NCTM Illuminations Facebook page. Because two clues are better than one, additional hints were posted here in the Learning Math group.
Per our Contest Rules and Information, one winner, drawn at random, received a FlipTM Camera, and others received credits to the NCTM bookstore:
Grand prize: Maren Haenicke
First place: Melanie Jarrett
Second place: Sara Lewyn
Clues posted in this group included:
Clue #9 No need to CONCENTRATE for too long about this clue. Good luck!
Clue #8 This lesson connects students with natural disasters and math. Good luck!
Clue #7 This lesson will have you in stitches! Good luck!
Clue #6 All you need for this activity are +, –, ×, ÷ and some brain power! Good luck! Click here for more information and an entry form!
Clue #5: You won't have to bring your passport for this lesson. With a little imagination, you and your students can transform your classroom into a bustling transportation hub! Good luck!
Clue #4: New to Illuminations? It's hard to miss this page! An extra clue can be found on "NCTM Illuminations" on Facebook. Good luck!
Clue #3: "I gave him an offer he couldn't refuse" or "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a darn (edited for the Thinkfinity Community standards)" or "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" and finally "Vote for Pedro." These all have something in common, they're famous _______ _______. Good luck! Check our NCTM Illuminations Facebook page for an additional quote about this hiding spot!
Clue #2: This childhood toy is a favorite among girls, but who knew she would help so many girls and boys learn scatterplots and help them determine line of best fit?! Good luck!
Clue #1: What do you get when you cross the Three Little Pigs with Cinderella? A great math resource!