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Kinach, Barbara M. – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Learning to reason spatially is increasingly recognized as an essential component of geometry education. Generally taken to be the "ability to represent, generate, transform, communicate, document, and reflect on visual information," "spatial reasoning" uses the spatial relationships between objects to form ideas. Spatial thinking takes a variety…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Zelkowski, Jeremy; Mayes, Robert – Mathematics Teacher, 2008
The article focuses on engaging students in algebra through modeling real-world problems. The technique of least squares is explored, encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding of the method. (Contains 2 figures and a bibliography.)
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Least Squares Statistics, Algebra