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The Thinking of Students
Midas Touch

Gladis Kersaint 

October 2004, Volume 10, Issue 3, Page 148

Abstract:

Students' solutions to the "Midas Touch" problem. Strategies used to solve the problem include dividing the shape into smaller regions and subtracting the unshaded portion.

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
Grades 6-8
Communication
Area
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Shapes