problem solvers: solutions: The unusual baker
December 2012, Volume 19, Issue 5, Page 286
Students' in-depth thinking and work on problems previously published in Teaching Children Mathematics are showcased. The December 2011 problem scenario explores area models and fractions but intentionally avoids using a circular shape, which is the scenario most often drawn on to develop students’ fractional understanding. Instead, students cut square “cakes” into fractional pieces.
Problem Solving / Problem Posing