Implement this professional development workshop designed to help teachers excavate the concept of area, uncover misconceptions, and cultivate understanding.
Perla L. Myers and Colleen N. Pelak
Terri L. Kurz
After analyzing advertising claims regarding water shooters, students present their findings.
Johnnie B. Wilson
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that teaching mathematics should greatly differ from teaching language arts. The subjects are usually scheduled separately in the school day. Classroom teachers at Munich International School in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany, did not pay much attention to what language means to learning and teaching mathematics—until their geometry students offered language surprises that reminded their teachers how important language is.
Kathy A. Bacon
Presented with a variety of palatable, inquiry-based, creative learning choices in geometry, this teacher and her fifth graders found tremendous satisfaction in meeting target goals for reasoning skills and taking important “next steps” in learning.