technology from the classroom
technology from the classroom: Pattern-block frenzy
September 2012, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 116
Teachers share success stories and ideas that stimulate thinking about the effective use of technology in K–grade 6 classrooms. This article describes a set of lessons where sixth graders use virtual pattern blocks to develop proportional reasoning. Students’ work with the virtual manipulatives reveals a variety of creative solutions and promotes active engagement. The author suggests that technology is most effective when coupled with worthwhile mathematical tasks and rich classroom discussions.
Reasoning and Proof
Ratios / Proportions