On My Mind: Who Is This Trapezoid, Anyway?

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Author: Gorjana Popovic
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The existence of different definitions in mathematics raises questions about what we teach to students and how we assess them.

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Gorjana Popovic, gorjana.popovic@gmail.com, is an instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Illinois Institute of Technology. She is interested in enhancing teachers' and students' understanding of fundamental mathematical ideas, as well as their problem-solving capabilities, by connecting school math to the real world. The author sends a special thank you to her student, Catherine Newman, whose work prompted her to investigate further the issue of varied definitions in the teaching and learning of math.

(Corresponding author is Popovic gorjana.popovic@gmail.com)
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