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Investigations
Investigations: A Mathematical Cornucopia of Pumpkins

Glenn Gebhard 

September 2006, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 68

Abstract:
An activity about pumpkins focused on teaching data analysis, algebra, and measurement. Investigations are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Investigations is a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Algebraic Patterns
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Communication
Data Collection
Data Representation
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Perimeter / Circumference
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Volume
Weight / Mass