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Mathematics Detective
Mathematics Detective: A Hidden Solution to the Water Jar Problem

Joseph Martinez, Nancy Martinez 

April 2006, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 407

Abstract:

An activity about The Water Jar Problem focused on teaching spatial reasoning and problem solving.

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
Addition and Subtraction
Grades 6-8
Graphing
Teacher
Modeling
Problems