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Zolkower, Betina A.; Rubel, Laurie H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
"Low threshold, high ceiling" tasks are accessible to diverse learners; invite a wide range of approaches; and hold the potential to further challenge, strengthen, and extend everyone's mathematical reasoning. In this article, the authors present a family of Brick Pyramid problems as examples of "low threshold, high ceiling"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Rickard, Laura N.; Wilson, Colette – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2006
"Lettuce Learn Math" is an interdisciplinary program that has effectively linked a small-scale agricultural production system to a sixth-grade mathematics and science curriculum. The mathematical concepts and skills, including measurement and geometry, taught in this project met and often exceeded the standards set by New York state for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education