Methods of measuring irregular shapes, specifically the yin and yang
shape. The lesson includes an idea for an activity that could easily be
implemented in a measurement lesson for a middle grade classroom.
focuses on providing the reader with activities or ideas for the middle school
classroom that are quick and applicable. Quick Reads is a regular department of
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. Its aim is to publish single ideas
that are too good not to be published, but are not long enough for a full
article. Topics range from research, collaboration and ‘what works’ in the