Each month, this section of the Problem Solvers department showcases students' in-depth thinking and discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. The October 2014 problem scenario offers students an opportunity to divide whole chocolate bars into fractional amounts to gain understanding of the partitioning of a whole into different fractional amounts, on comparing these amounts, and on the ability to develop and defend their thinking.
Sarah Quebec Fuentes, firstname.lastname@example.org, is an associate professor of mathematics education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth.
Edited by J. Matt Switzer, email@example.com, an assistant professor of mathematics education at TCU. Each month, this section of the department showcases classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. Find detailed submission guidelines for all depart-ments at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM.