id: 02324828
dt: j
an: 1998e.03381
au: Brahier, Daniel J.; Speer, William R.
ti: Worthwhile Tasks: Exploring Mathematical Connections through Geometric
Solids.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 3, No. 1, 20-28 (1997).
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pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D83
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ab: Presents an extended activity consisting of a sequence of tasks organized
so that students can visit several mathematical concepts concurrently
and explore connections among them. Students build solids using
bendable straws to form the skeletons of various polyhedra. Topics
covered include tables and charts, algebraic expressions, surface area,
volume, and data analysis through measures of central tendency.
Includes activity sheets. (ERIC)
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