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Sharing Teaching Ideas
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Human Coordinates and Floor Tiles

Carl Johnson 

January 2000, Volume 93, Issue 1, Page 13

Abstract:
To the casual observer, it is just a dusty classroom floor. As for me, I see the square-foot tiles forming the coordinate system on which human geometric models will be constructed! This activity gave the students a chance to see mathematical connections where they least expected to see them.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Teacher
Representation