Contributor: Laura Bracken, Lewis-Clark State College.
Laura Bracken writes: “There is much more to the art of teaching than just presenting examples from the textbook. It is a balancing act of tools, strategies, textbooks, and persistence to find the correct equation for student success.” Try this activity, based on the work of George Polya, to engage your students in their study of mathematics.
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The Five Steps Understand the Problem
Make a Plan
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