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ERIC Number: EJ1201999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Extreme Word Problems: Interweave Student Imagination with Math
Frabasilio, Angela Marie
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v24 n4 p234-240 Jan 2019
Ever try to captivate students with real-world applications only to discover that they live in a very different world? Assigning an Extreme Word Problem activity to students alleviates this dilemma by placing the authorship of a problem squarely into the hands of learners. Rather than trying to be hip and finding word problems that resonate with your students, allow them to produce the problems. In so doing, you will get a glimpse of their thinking as they create and frame their own problems in meaningful contexts. You will also become better acquainted with your students as they interweave their interests into mathematics.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-9840; Fax: 703-476-2570; e-mail: NCTM@nctm.org; Web site: http://www.nctm.org/publications/mathematics-teaching-in-the-middle-school/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A