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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Regional Conference and Exposition: Richmond, Virginia

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

68- A Sixth Grader Reinvents the Pythagorean Theorem

Thursday, November 13, 2014: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom GHIJ (Marriott) (Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Anna Athanasopoulou
Michael G. Green

  • Richmond Conference Pythagorean Theorem.pdf (969.8 kB)

  • The presentation will incorporate a video clip of a sixth-grade student spontaneously constructing and explaining the Pythagorean theorem to solve a problem about the distance between two points. This student brought to the situation five years of constructivist mathematics in a school whose teachers emphasized sense making and schema building.

    Presentation Format: 6-8 Burst
    Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8

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