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Geometry: Calculating the Area of a Triangle

In Geometry: Calculating the Area of a Triangle, a group of fifth grade students builds a foundation for understanding the area of a triangle and finds methods to calculate it before learning the standard formula.

Participants in this course:

  • Examine the difference between conceptual and procedural definitions.
  • Explore how a conceptual definition of area informs methods to measure the area of a triangle.
  • Examine questioning strategies that clarify concepts and support discussion.
  • Explore how writing mathematics in journals builds mathematical understanding.
  • Design innovative tools to assess understanding by using existing test activities or questions.
  • Examine different methods of representation and how they affect strategies for problem solving.

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Course Listing

Effective Questioning in the Mathematics Classroom

Foundations of Effective
Mathematics Teaching

Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom

Number & Operations:
Division with Remainders

Number & Operations:
The Magnitude of Fractions

Number & Operations:
Broken Calculator

2D and 3D Figures

Calculating Area of a Triangle

Data Analysis and Probability:
Using Data to Make Predictions

Data Analysis and Probability:
Measures of Center

Pan Balance Equations

Patterns and Functions

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