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Area by Dissection

Ioana Mihaila; Ellen Barger 

December 2008, Volume 102, Issue 5, Page 350

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Article
Activities
Area
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing