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”
We can get conditioned to approach visual patterns in a particular way and jump immediately to the problem of looking for the nth figure (# of squares, for example). Beginning with an open, problem-posing approach can help break us out of that habit and really open up the mathematics.
Usha led us through an exploration of a visual pattern, building off of the work we’ve done at the last two meetings. She used problem posing to enable us to have greater ownership on the problem and to widen options to explore.
Continue reading “Problem-Posing with Visual Patterns”
Still looking for a name for our group, we went around introducing ourselves and each offered one word for our group vision:
Fun, Math, Community, Community, Building, Sharing, Other People’s Thoughts, Resources, Escape, Learning, Ideas, Adult/Young Adult, Inspiration
Continue reading “Pentagon Patterns”