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Take Time for Action
Take Time for Action: Investigating Students' Thinking about Nets

Lynda Wiest 

October 2005, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 140

Abstract:

A discussion of a lesson on solids and their nets in ways to encourage both right- and left-brained thinking. Teachers are invited to "take time for action" and investigate students' thinking on this task. Take Time for Action promotes the idea of ‘Action Research’ by teachers in their middle level classrooms and to disseminate ideas appropriate for middle level students used by teacher educators with pre-service teachers. Submissions by classroom teachers include representative problems, activities, or tasks used in their studies and to reflect on the student thinking, problem solving strategies, mathematics pedagogy, etc. that those tasks elicit. Take Time for Action is a regular department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Keywords:
Action Research
Article
3-D Shapes
Grades 6-8
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation