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Investigations
Investigations: Sun Catchers

Aaron Isabelle, Karen Bell 

April 2007, Volume 13, Issue 8, Page 414

Abstract:

This issue focuses on an activity about Sun Catchers focused on teaching that leaves are natural sun catchers in which surface area plays an important role.  The students use a variety of approaches and estimation strategies to find the area of a leaf. 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  

Keywords:
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Article
Data Analysis & Statistics
Communication
Geometry & Measurement
Lesson Plans
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work