Mathematics for Teaching Category: Geometry

Category: Geometry

Math and Multimedia Carnival #7

Welcome to the 7th edition of Math and Multimedia blog carnival. Before we begin Carnival 7, let’s look at some of the trivias about the number seven: The Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems in mathematics that were stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. Currently, six of the problems remain unsolved. Seven, the fourth prime number, is not…

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Teaching with GeoGebra: Squares and Square Roots

This post outlines a teaching sequence for introducing the concept of square roots in a GeoGebra environment. Of course you can do the same activity using grid papers, ruler and calculator. However, if the students have access to computers then I highly recommend that you use GeoGebra to do this. In my post GeoGebra and…

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Problem Solving Involving Quadrilaterals

‘To understand mathematics is to make connections.’ This is one of the central ideas in current reforms in mathematics teaching. Every question, every task a teacher prepares in his/her math classes should contribute towards strengthening the connections among concepts. There are many ways of doing this. In this post I will share one of the…

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Math investigation lesson on polygons and algebraic expressions

Understanding is about making connection. The extent to which a concept is understood is a function of the strength of its connection with other concepts. An isolated piece of knowledge is not powerful. To understand mathematics is to make connections among concepts, procedures, contexts. A lesson that has a very good potential for learning a well-connected…

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