id: 05945619
dt: j
an: 2011e.00455
au: Shriki, Atara
ti: Back to Treasure Island.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 104, No. 9, 658-664 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D53 D54
ut: problem solving; problem-solving strategies; geometry; teaching methods;
equations; inquiry-based teaching
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2011-05-658a&from=B
ab: Summary: In this article, the author presents the Treasure Island problem
and some inquiry activities derived from the problem. Trying to find
where pirates buried a treasure leads to a surprising answer, multiple
solutions, and a discussion of problem solving. The Treasure Island
problem is an example of an inquiry activity that can be implemented in
class, with or without computer software. This problem also enables
teachers to show students that problems can be solved using various
approaches. (Contains 5 figures.) (ERIC)
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