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A Worthwhile Mathematical Task for Students and Their Teachers

Michelle Chamberlin, Judith Zawojewski 

September 2006, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 82

Abstract:
A professional development experience in which teachers learned valuable ideas about teaching while implementing a worthwhile mathematical task for their students and for themselves. The article poses a rich problem with multiple solutions. Includes the problem and examples of student work.

Keywords:
Article
Curriculum Developer
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Student Work
Representation
Ratios / Proportions