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Hartweg, Kim; Heisler, Marlys – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2007
This article describes a year-long professional development project involving the integration of problem solving into the third-grade mathematics curriculum and implications for learning and teaching elementary mathematics. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Curriculum, Faculty Development, Grade 3
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2005
Students in a fifth-grade general education class and a second-grade gifted class participated in the Triangular Bicycle Flags problem. The results indicated that providing students with geometric experiences at the correct van Hiele level is necessary for helping students move from one level of understanding to the next.
Descriptors: Grade 5, Geometric Concepts, Grade 2, Mathematics Instruction
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003
Presents the Picasso Masterpiece problem to develop spatial reasoning in students. Addresses the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Geometry Content Standards. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003
Presents solutions to the Bike Trike problem that appeared in the April 2002 issue of this journal. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Presents a problem involving fractions for discussing and sharing of student responses to the problem at a later date. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education, Fractions
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Presents solutions to the Pumpkin Puzzler problem that appeared in the October 2001 issue of this journal. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Presents the Shopping Spree problem to teach students the concept of estimation. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Swarthout, Mary; Mann, Robert; Hartweg, Kim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Proposes a word problem concerning placing students around triangular tables. Students must determine how to place the touching tables so that everyone can be seated. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models