The Thinking of Students: Making House Plans

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  • 1 Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey
  • | 2 a student of Mr. Hanson.

Seventh-grade students at robert college (grades 7-12) in Istanbul, Turkey, have been involved in making scale drawings. They were instructed to make a rough drawing of their apartments and to measure them in any way they wanted. Some students measured in meters, some in centimeters, and some in feet and inches. Other students paced off their apartments.


David Hanson is interested in using graphing calculators and computers in developing “hands on” and exploratory activities for grades 6-12.

Edited by Karen M. Higgins, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330

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