Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

 Observing Student Connections
 Introduction | Cutting Squares | Problem Reflection #1 | Designing a Paper Quilt | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Reflection Questions | Your Journal

After you have watched the video, consider the following questions. Select "Show Answer" to see our comments, or if you need help thinking about the questions.

 Question: What mathematics content does this activity entail? Show Answer
 Sample Answer: The activity includes recognizing geometric patterns, working with shapes and their properties, understanding congruence, and developing spatial sense, including exploring such transformations as flips, slides, and turns.
 Question: How are the other Process Standards embedded in this lesson? Show Answer
 Sample Answer: Children communicate their ideas and reasoning by describing their patterns. They represent their ideas by cutting and pasting their rectangles and triangles onto larger pieces of paper.
 Question: What are some connections between this problem and children's everyday experiences? Show Answer
 Sample Answer: The lesson connects to quilts, which some children may be familiar with, and to the Thanksgiving holiday.
 Question: What are some connections between this problem and other subject areas? Show Answer
 Sample Answer: This problem incorporates both art and language arts.

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