# #AnyQs at OTC Houston

Wil and I attended OTC Houston yesterday with our eyes open for math. We looked at everything in the style of #AnyQs, the Any Questions? Game popularized by Dan Meyer and Colin T. Graham.

The idea is to see, hear or otherwise observe something and ask the first questions that come to mind. Ideally, one of the questions you might ask could lead to using and discovering mathematics to answer it.

For this set of images from OTC Houston, you can play two ways:

1. Open this text file to write your questions and then copy and paste it into the comments.
2. Tweet out individual questions using the handy links under each image.

I’ve included one or two of my own questions about each image too. What information would you or your students need to answer them?

Have fun!

### #1 – Rig Power

What’s the diameter on the inside and outside of the circles? How thick is the material? What’s the circumference?

### #2 – Smalley

What’s the shape made by the wavy lines? Is there a function that describes the waves?

### #3 – TSP

What’s the measurements of the angles? How many “teeth” are on the 2nd one?

### #4 – WireCo

What’s the angle of the bands? How many strands make up each of the “ribbons”?

### #5 – Orion

What makes the arrow rise? What makes it fall? What do the numbers represent?

### #6 – Cameron

How many nuts are there? If you connected them around the outside what shape would they make? What is the measure of the interior angles on the shape?

### #7 – IDS

Why do you think there are two number 10s on each side of the zero? Do the numbers on the inside dial have anything to do with the numbers on the outside?

What’s the width of the ribbon making up the basket? What’s the volume of the basket?

How many seats are in the row? How could you figure out how many seats are in the whole stadium without counting all of them?

### #10 – Crazy Stockings

What are some of the angle measurements? Is there a pattern and if so, when does it repeat?

### #11 – Boskalis

How tall is this cylinder? What’s the volume?

### #12 – Micro-Smart

In how many different ways can these ladies use their outfits to make one outfit for someone else?

### #13 – Rotapanel

What are the shapes that make this work? How many different “billboards” can be shown?

### #14 – OTC Sign

How many rows are there at OTC? How many booths? Can you figure out the least number based on just this sign?

### #15 – Booth Number

What digits are symmetric? What type of symmetry do they have?

### #16 – GS-Hydro

How tall is this? How many feet (or miles) of material did it take to build it? What’s the angle of the legs to the ground?

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