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Quick Reads
Quick Reads: Another Good Idea: A Yin and Yang Approach to Area and Irregular Shapes

David Yopp, Zhou Jinyan 

December 2007, Volume 13, Issue 5, Page 296

Abstract:

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.

Quick Reads 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 Its aim is to publish single ideas that are too good not to be published, but are not long enough for a full article.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 classroom.

Keywords:
Multicultural
Article
Grades 6-8
Area
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Shapes