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Solve it!
Sorting Symbol Strings

Jodie Novak, Judith Jacobs 

March 2005, Volume 10, Issue 7, Page 334

Abstract:

The Changing Sizes problem is introduced and solutions are provided to the surface area problem. The aim of Solve It! is to provide teachers with meaningful, mathematically rich problems that invoke thoughtful and innovative student responses. Solve It! poses a problem for classroom use and gives a solution to a previously published problem.  Solve It! is a regular department of Teaching Children Mathematics. Student solutions are highlighted in The Thinking of Students department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Curriculum
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Systems of Equations