ERIC Number: EJ458319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Patchwork Quilt: A Context for Problem Solving.
Carey, Deborah A.
Arithmetic Teacher, v40 n4 p199-203 Dec 1992
Discusses how children's literature can be used as a context to develop problem-solving tasks. Illustrates this idea by developing tasks to teach concepts related to multiplication through the context of "The Patchwork Quilt," a children's book by Valerie Flournoy. Suggests activity extensions to determine unit sizes, draw scale models, and make a quilt. (MDH)
Descriptors: Area, Childrens Literature, Context Effect, Division, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Problem Solving, Ratios (Mathematics), Student Journals, Symbols (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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