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Food for thought from Jay’s Diner
Food for Thought from Jay's Diner: What's the Area?

Gladis Kersaint 

January 2005, Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 243

Abstract:

The "What's the Area?" problem is introduced and solutions are provided.  Students solve a computational problem involving area. Food for Thought from Jay's Diner poses a problem for classroom use and gives a solution to a previously published problem. Food for Thought from Jay's Diner is a regular department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. Student solutions are highlighted in The Thinking of Students department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Area
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation