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Mathematics Detective
Mathematics Detective: Mathematics Sleuth for a Day

David Spangler 

February 2005, Volume 10, Issue 6, Page 294

Abstract:

An activity about misleading unit pricing focused on teaching price comparison. Mathematics Detective articles are open-ended real-world problems that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Mathematics Detective is a regular feature of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics. Activity sheets are included. Teacher Notes and Solutions are also included.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Skill and Fluency
Multiplication and Division