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May 2010, Volume 16, Issue 9

FEATURES

Polygon properties: What is possible?
Rebecca Robichaux, Paulette Rodrigue
Sorting shapes and solving riddles develop and advance children’s geometric thinking and understanding while promoting mathematical communication, cooperative learning, and numerous representations.

Fractions and the funky cookie
Aimee Ellington, Joy Whitenack
A mathematics specialist has great success using a pattern-block configuration to help a small group of fifth graders understand that fractional parts of a whole unit must be equal in size. That’s just the way the funky cookie crumbles.

Promoting equity through reasoning
Mary Mueller, Carolyn Maher
Learn how five characteristics of tasks and learning environments during an informal after-school program led these sixth graders to successful problem solving using direct and indirect reasoning to justify their solutions, make their justifications public, and respond to mathematical arguments.

Classified Index, Volume 16, August 2009 - May 2010- FREE PREVIEW!

Teaching Children Mathematics Classified Index Volume 16, August 2009–May 2010