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How Big Is a 16-Penny Nail? A Measurement Lesson for Middle Grades

Bill Engel; Diane Schmidt 

April 2004, Volume 9, Issue 8, Page 422

Abstract:
A lesson that uses a common household item for the exploration of functional relationships. The level of student engagement illustrates the effectiveness of inquiry-based instructional strategies

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Grades 6-8
Conceptual Development
Communication
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Manipulatives
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation