
05945619
j
2011e.00455
Shriki, Atara
Back to Treasure Island.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 104, No. 9, 658664 (2011).
2011
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
D53
D54
problem solving
problemsolving strategies
geometry
teaching methods
equations
inquirybased teaching
http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT201105658a&from=B
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)