Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Part D

Applying Connections
  Introduction | Using Hexominos to Manufacture Boxes | Problem Reflection | The Hexominos Problem in Action | Classroom Checklist | Your Journal


You have just seen one application of connections in the classroom: Students tackle a problem by connecting it to other mathematical concepts and to areas outside mathematics. Now reflect on the following questions and answer at least two in light of the students and content you yourself teach:

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students become more aware of the connections between mathematical concepts? Be specific.
  • Select a topic from your mathematics curriculum. What previous activities or problems that your students have completed are connected to this topic? Make a list.
  • Select a topic from your mathematics curriculum. What are some real-world applications that relate to this topic?
  • Select a topic from your mathematics curriculum. How could you connect this topic to other subjects at your grade level?
  • How do teacher questions help students build on previous mathematical experiences in order to understand new ideas?
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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