Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Exploring Connections
  Introduction | Try It Yourself: 3D Figures/Isometric Dot Paper | Problem Reflection | Summary | Your Journal


As you think about the mathematical tasks you plan for your students, it is important to consider how the tasks connect to other mathematical topics, how they relate to other subject areas in the middle grades, and how they apply to contexts outside the classroom. This provides opportunities for students to experience mathematics as a coherent whole, rather than isolated "tidbits" to be learned -- and then forgotten when the chapter test is over!

Working with two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional figures also connects the Process Standards. We can best solve this problem by approaching it with specific strategies (solve a simpler problem), reasoning about the relationships between the views of the building, and communicating our ideas with others.

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