Posing Problems That Matter: Investigating School Overcrowding

  • Posing Problems That Matter: Investigating School Overcrowding

    Erin Turner, Beatriz Font Strawhun
    How sixth graders engaged in authentic problem posing related to overcrowding at their school. Students posed authentic problems about their school space and then used mathematics as a tool to investigate and act on the situation. Students' views of mathematics and its usefulness shifts. Includes problems and student work.