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problem solvers: problem
problem solvers: problem: Area beyond the formula

 

March 2014, Volume 20, Issue 7, Page 408

Abstract:
This variation of Simon’s (1995) rectangle exploration will have students investigating area in a conceptual manner that goes beyond tiling and formulas. Each month, elementary school teachers are given a problem along with suggested instructional notes; are asked to use the problem in their own classrooms; and are encouraged to report solutions, strategies, reflections, and misconceptions to the journal audience.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Area
Problem Solving / Problem Posing