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Take Time for Action
Take Time for Action: Student Approaches to Unitizing in Fair-Share Problems

Teruni Lamberg 

September 2007, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 114


How students identify a unit when solving problems that involve fair sharing. 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

Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work