Posing Problems That Matter: Investigating School Overcrowding
Erin Turner, Beatriz Font Strawhun
May 2007, Volume 13, Issue 9, Page 457
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.
Assessment / Testing
Data Analysis & Statistics
Connections / Applications
Problem Solving / Problem Posing