National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

172- Introducing Area Measurement by Using Equipartitioning

Thursday, April 18, 2013: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Mile High 2 C (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Kenny Huy Nguyen

Why do students struggle with area measurement and the meaning of a "square unit"? It might be because instruction rushes from tiling to generalizing that area = length × width without giving students a strong internal measurement structure. We will investigate an area-comparison task that might help, as well as explore connections to the Common Core.

Presentation Format: Research Session
Grade Band Audience: 3 to 5

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