What do you notice? What questions do you have?
Many of us teach area and perimeter but I’m guessing that most of us have not spent a lot of time thinking about the relationship between the two. This meeting began a investigation that was totally new to me. Continue reading “Graphing Area vs. Perimeter”
Many of us are familiar with the 3, 4, 5 right triangle, and maybe the 5, 12, 13. Do you know any others? Is there a pattern to these triples?
As we came in the room, Eric asked us to place a post-it with our name on a voting spectrum he’d drawn on the board, ranging from “Never” to “This morning” under the statement, “The last time I thought about multiplication”.
As we settled in, Eric shared his goals for the meeting. He’s been working on a lesson for students combining some work he’s been doing on area models with a problem that has been consuming him for weeks. Continue reading “Keep it in the Family (with Pythagorean Triples)”