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Investigations
Investigations: 7,000 Pancakes!

Laurie St. Julien 

May 2008, Volume 14, Issue 9, Page 500

Abstract:
This issue focuses on an activity about a pancake house with an aim on teaching about data analysis.  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:
Grades 3-5
Addition and Subtraction
Data Collection
Data Representation
Open-ended assessments
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation
Multiplication and Division
Time / Money