**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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