Area by Dissection
Ioana Mihaila; Ellen Barger
December 2008, Volume 102, Issue 5, Page 350
Building sets of problems rooted in the same concept allows students to develop understanding and take on increasingly complex problems. By beginning with “foundation stories” and using strategies similar to those for literary constructs, students’ mathematical comprehension and fluency have dramatically increased. A problem set focussing on areas, specifically areas of circles, triangles, and rectangles is highlighted.
Problem Solving / Problem Posing