Mathematical Lens: House, Amherst, Massachusetts
August 2006, Volume 100, Issue 1, Page 26
This issue’s photograph is of a rectangular house and target questions focus on mathematical topics that include isometric drawings, area, and proportional reasoning. Students draw floor plans and elevations of the house and use proportional reasoning to estimate measurements from a perspective drawing and calculate the surface area. Mathematical Lens uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry. The goal of this department is to encourage readers to see patterns and relationships that they can think about and extend in a mathematically playful way. Mathematical Lens is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher. Includes questions for students and answer key.
Geometry & Measurement
Numbers and Operations
Problem Solving / Problem Posing