### Embedding the idea of functions in geometry lessons

GeoGebra is a great tool to promote a way of thinking and reasoning about shapes. It provides an environment where students can observe and describe the relationships within and among geometric shapes, analyze what changes and what stays the same when shapes are transformed, and make generalizations. When shapes or objects are transformed or moved,…

### Solving algebra problems – which one should be x?

Every now and then I get an e-mail from a friend’s son asking for help in algebra problems. When it’s about solving word problems, the email will start with “How about just telling me which one is the x and I’ll figure out the rest”. The follow-up email will open with “Done it. Thanks. All…

### Teaching triangle congruence

In this post I propose a way of teaching the concept of triangle congruence. Like most of the lessons I share in this blog, the teaching strategy for this lesson is  Teaching through Problem Solving. In a TtPS lesson, the lesson starts with a situation that students will problematize. The problems either have many correct answers…