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The Thinking of Students
Mowing the Lawn

Gladis Kersaint 

May 2004, Volume 9, Issue 9, Page 509

Abstract:

Students' solutions to a "Food for Thought from Jay's Diner" problem. The Thinking of Students shares the thinking of middle school students as they explore and communicate mathematics. It highlights students' work, including projects, investigations, or creative solutions to the problems in the monthly menu. The department is a forum for sharing students' discoveries, thoughts, problem solutions, or even challenges. The Thinking of Students is a regular department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Communication
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Time / Money