The Pizza Problem: A Solution with Sequences

  • The Pizza Problem: A Solution with Sequences

    Kathryn Shafer, Caleb Mast
    Focus on the issues of coaching and assessing. A preservice middle school teacher's unique solution to the Pizza Problem was not what the professor expected. The student's solution strategy, based on sequences and a reinvention of Pascal’s triangle, is explained in detail. Both the teacher and student are involved in a meaningful dialogue to uncover the mathematics "behind a mess."