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The Pizza Problem: A Solution with Sequences

Kathryn Shafer, Caleb Mast 

October 2008, Volume 14, Issue 3, Page 176

Abstract:
Focus on the issues of coaching and assessing. A preservice middle school teacher's unique solution to the Pizza Problem was not what the professor expected. The student's solution strategy, based on sequences and a reinvention of Pascal’s triangle, is explained in detail. Both the teacher and student are involved in a meaningful dialogue to uncover the mathematics "behind a mess."

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Permutations / Combinations / Counting Problems
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing