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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003
Presents the Perfect-Square Geometry Partners problem to teach students about patterns. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003
Presents responses to the Average Days of Spring problem that appeared in the March 2002 issue of this journal. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003
Presents the Shape Search problem to develop student visualization. Focuses attention on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Geometry Standard. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Activities
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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Presents a new problem for students and discusses the results of a previous one. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Poses the Fractionberry Pie problem to teach students fractions. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Fractions, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Features a word problem concerning mathematical patterns for students. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Patterns in Mathematics
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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