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Posing Problems That Matter: Investigating School Overcrowding

Erin Turner, Beatriz Font Strawhun 

May 2007, Volume 13, Issue 9, Page 457

Abstract:
How sixth graders engaged in authentic problem posing related to overcrowding at their school. Students posed authentic problems about their school space and then used mathematics as a tool to investigate and act on the situation. Students' views of mathematics and its usefulness shifts. Includes problems and student work.

Keywords:
Grade 6
Article
Assessment / Testing
Data Analysis & Statistics
Connections / Applications
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work