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ERIC Number: EJ1038083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Connecting the Threads of Area and Perimeter
Hede, Jordan T.; Bostic, Jonathan D.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v20 n7 p408-410 Mar 2014
In this article, authors Jordan T. Hede and Jonathan D. Bostic present a classroom activity that challenges upper elementary students' understanding of area beyond a memorized formula and explores the meaning behind students using A = l × w to solve rectangular area problems. This activity will deepen students' understanding of the area of a rectangle, especially those who have already used the formula. This variation of Simon's (1995) rectangle exploration encourages students to investigate area in a conceptual manner that goes beyond tiling and formulas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A