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ERIC Number: EJ876164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
North Dakota's Centennial Quilt and Problem Solvers: Solutions: The Library Problem
Small, Marian
Teaching Children Mathematics, v16 n7 p386-393 Mar 2010
Quilt investigations, such as the Barn quilt problem in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of "Teaching Children Mathematics" and its solutions in last month's issue, can spark interdisciplinary pursuits for teachers and exciting connections for the full range of elementary school students. This month, North Dakota's centennial quilt problem blends the mathematical strands of measurement, data and probability, geometry, and number. Student's activity sheet of North Dakota's centennial quilt is presented. Solving the problem from the March 2009 issue gives students a context for studying and in a meaningful way. This article also describes a library problem that involves choosing a library book, counting the words on a page, and then statistically analyzing the results to measure how difficult that book might be to read. (Contains 3 figures, 1 resource and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota; Wisconsin