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Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Examines methods and types of estimation. Characterizes fruitful in-class estimation tasks by exploring the validity and possible extensions of "marble jar" estimation. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Discusses the Tiles and Sides problem from the December 2000 issue. Indicates that this problem is accessible to students at different grade levels. Presents samples of student responses and their teachers' analysis. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculators, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Whitenack, Joy W.; Knipping, Nancy; Novinger, Sue; Underwood, Gail – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Describes how a 2nd grade class learned to add and subtract effectively by packing and unpacking "Aunt Mary's candies." (KHR)
Descriptors: Addition, Computation, Elementary Education, Grade 2
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Cloke, Gayle; Ewing, Nola; Stevens, Dory – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Features activities and problems designed to appeal directly to students and be relevant to today's world. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Applications
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Usnick, Virginia; McCarthy, Jane; Alexander, Shirley – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Features a mathematics lesson or experiment that models probability using attribute sets and is evolved from reading literature to students. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature
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Cloke, Gayle; Ewing, Nola; Stevens, Dory – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents activities providing a cultural journey through history that allow children to understand that many mathematicians have contributed mathematical thoughts and ideas. (KHR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Mathematicians, Mathematics Activities
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Lang, Frances Kuwahara – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Investigates how teachers can build student understanding of what constitutes a reasonable estimate. Includes activities to develop quantity and measurement estimation. (KHR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Estimation (Mathematics)
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents a problem entitled "Puzzling Prices" for grades K-6. Students are given a combination of price tags and must determine the different amounts of money that could be made using different combinations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Judith; Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
These activities explore classification and logical reasoning by providing students with opportunities to generate multiple answers and engage in multiple classifications of the same item. No solutions are suggested so that students will look to themselves as the mathematical authorities. Sample items for classification include birthday months,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classification, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education
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Bartek, Mary Marron – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents activities using the Three Pigs to increase students' understanding of addition and subtraction. Argues that addition and subtraction are something that students can view and participate in when using the Three Pigs instead of just the manipulation of numbers. (ASK)
Descriptors: Addition, Arithmetic, Elementary Education, Learning Activities
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D'Aboy, Diana A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents a daily group activity of writing equations to assess children's mathematical thinking and progress on a regular basis. Argues that this approach is one way to foster a close relationship between instructional activities and ongoing assessment. (ASK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Equations (Mathematics)
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Pothier, Yvonne M.; Nickerson, Christine M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Describes an activity on data management and statistics in which students were asked to think of a topic and collect information on it to analyze and represent in graphs. (ASK)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Graphs, Mathematics Activities
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Wickett, Maryann – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents an activity introducing probability and patterns to multigrade students. Uses the storybook "The Thirteen Days of Halloween" to demonstrate numbers, patterns, and probability. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
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Olson, Melfried; Sakshaug, Lynae; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents the problem of doubling dough by creating a mixture of dough that doubles in volume every minute when placed in a warm oven. Discusses ways of proposing this question in the classroom. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts
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Corneille, Birgitta – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents an activity that concerns children's reasoning about counting from the perspectives of informal mathematics, work center mathematics, and cardboard box mathematics. (ASK)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Informal Education, Learning Activities
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