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The Unusual Baker
Teaching Children Mathematics
Vol. 19, No. 5 (December 2012/January 2013), pp. 286-289
Published by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5951/teacchilmath.19.5.0286
Page Count: 4
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Students' in-depth thinking and work on problems previously published in Teaching Children Mathematics are showcased. The December 2011 problem scenario explores area models and fractions but intentionally avoids using a circular shape, which is the scenario most often drawn on to develop students' fractional understanding. Instead, students cut square “cakes” into fractional pieces.
Copyright 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.