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Part B

Exploring Communication
  Introduction | Finding the Area of Different Figures | Try It Yourself: Finding the Area of Dot-Paper Shapes | Summary | Your Journal


You've just explored an activity -- Finding the Area of Dot-Paper Shapes -- and examined how you might communicate about it. Now we'd like you to read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Do you present problems like these in your classroom? What are some characteristics of problems that are worthwhile mathematical tasks and also encourage communication among students?
  • Consider an activity similar to these that you have used in the past. How would you modify what you have done in previously to encourage precise mathematical communication from your students and to assess their understanding of the underlying concepts?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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