Mathematics for Teaching Tag: trapezoids

Tag: trapezoids

Pentagon to Quadrilateral Puzzle

Puzzles involving cutting shapes and forming them into different shapes helps reinforce the idea that area do not necessarily change with change in shape. It is also a good activity for developing visualisation skill and spatial ability. The puzzle below is from one of the leaflets at the booth of Japan Society of Mathematical Education last ICME…

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Visual representations of the difference of two squares

Students’ understanding of mathematics is a function of the quality and quantity of the connections of a concept with other concepts. As I always say in this blog, ‘To understand is to make connections’. There are many ways  of helping students make connections. One of these is through activities involving multiple representations. Here is a…

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