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Part D

Applying Connections
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You have just seen one situation with many connections in the classroom: students tackling an open-ended problem through working in groups. Now reflect on the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students become more aware of the connections among mathematical concepts? Be specific.
  • Select a topic from your mathematics curriculum. How might you incorporate real-world applications into this topic?
  • Select a topic from your mathematics curriculum. What connections can you make to other subjects at your grade level?
  • What considerations do you take into account when deciding whether to intervene when students are working on open-ended problems? When is it advisable for the teacher to draw attention to possible connections, and when should the teacher let students discover any connections on their own?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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