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The Thinking of Students
The Thinking of Students: Have You Lost Your Marbles? Three Creative Problem-Solving Approaches

Brent Edwards 

August 2005, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 18

Three students' solutions to a problem from the September 2004 issue of this journal. 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 or related problems. 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.

Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work