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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Features responses to a problem that appeared in the January, 2001 issue of this journal. The problem concerned finding all of the shape combinations of two colors of blocks in four-block combinations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Patterns in Mathematics
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Presents responses to the Painting Tiles problem. (Author)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Discusses the Tiles and Sides problem from the December 2000 issue. Indicates that this problem is accessible to students at different grade levels. Presents samples of student responses and their teachers' analysis. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculators, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents a problem of tetras made with four cubes, mathematical ideas involved in this problem, and guiding questions for teachers. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Features responses to a problem that appeared in the February 2000 issue. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents a problem entitled "Puzzling Prices" for grades K-6. Students are given a combination of price tags and must determine the different amounts of money that could be made using different combinations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents responses to a problem that appeared in the May 2000 issue. The problem was to determine different ways to divide 8 cookies between 3 people. Includes student work from grades 1, 3, and 5. (KHR)
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Functions (Mathematics), Graphs
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents a problem of triangular tiles that involves counting and probability. Includes instructor guiding questions. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents responses to the Stair Skipping problem that appeared in the April, 2000 issue of this journal. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Presents the stair skipping problem to foster improved communication among mathematics teachers. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Presents a word problem designed to encourage students to create systematic methods for counting and develop probability concepts. Involves sharing eight cookies between three people. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Probability
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Discusses a problem that appeared in the September, 1999 issue of this journal and presents solutions from students in grades 2-6. The question involved using colored cubes rearranged to make different stacked towers. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Presents responses to the Fair Share Problem. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Judith; Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Presents responses to the Marbles problem, which explores the many ways to arrange a given number of square tiles. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents responses to a problem appearing in the December, 1998 issue on the concept of determining all possibilities for colored and numbered wristbands for students. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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