It is fun to be quirky and push ideas to the edge! Taking the parameters of a problem to an extreme can give insight to the workings of the situation described. And such insight can often illuminate a path for success.
The Curriculum Bursts and companion Curriculum Inspirations Videos listed below demonstrate the concept of going to extremes using problems from the AMC contests.
|Differences of Four Numbers (pdf)||Watch the Video|
|Union of Two Sets (pdf)||Watch the Video|
|Hats and Gloves (pdf)||Watch the Video|