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Bugs, Planes, and Ferris Wheels: A Problem-Centered Curriculum

William Campbell, Joyce Kemp, Joan Zia 

February 2006, Volume 99, Issue 6, Page 406

Abstract:
This article describes a problem-centered curriculum for grades 9-12, using problem sets developed by a mathematics department and designed to take the place of textbooks. Student examples and activities are demonstrated and discussed. The students discover mathematical concepts in the context of the problems and activities in the materials.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Teacher in Training / Preservice Teacher
Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Curriculum
Geometry & Measurement
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Theory