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Part A

Observing Student Connections
  Introduction | Cutting Squares | Problem Reflection #1 | Designing a Paper Quilt | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Reflection Questions | Your Journal

 
 

We've just observed a problem that involves student thinking about geometry, with a focus on connections among mathematical ideas and to the students' world. Now we would like you to reflect on the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Why are connections an important process to include in the teaching of mathematics to young children?
  • How can you make connections an integral part of mathematics instruction in your class? Be specific.
  • Think of the mathematics curriculum for your grade level, and choose one content strand. How can you include connections in that strand? Give some examples.
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.



journal

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

Thank you 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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