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November 2001, Volume 8, Issue 3

FEATURES

Geo-Dolls: Traveling in a Mathematical World
Karen Karp, E. Brown
How students can explore mathematical connections through the travels of Geo-dolls.

Patterns and Symmetry: Reflections of Culture
Patricia Moyer
Students connect culture and mathematics by using tessellating and symmetrical patterns in the designs of architecture, pottery, blankets, and baskets as models to create geometric designs for a quilt.

Multiplying Fractions
Zhijun Wu
A discussion of a meaningful experience, conceptually, of multiplication of fractions.

A Four-Point Instructional Model
Azita Manouchehri
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics suggest that teachers should expect students to "act as mathematicians." This article defines what that might mean and presents an instructional model that focuses on problem solving.